The Vice Prime Minister and the Minister of Infrastructure, Mr. Marek Pol, appointed members of the Postal Services Council on 4th October 2002. On the proposal of the President of the Office of Telecommunications and Post Regulation Mr. Stanisław Popiołek became the President of the Council.
The Postal Services Council is an advisory body to the President of URTiP in the scope of postal services. The Council presents its opinions in cases brought by the Minister of Infrastructure and the President of the Office. The Council is also – on its own initiative - entitled to present opinions in the scope of responsibilities of the President of the Office excluding issues related to defense and state security as well as public security and order.
The Council consists of 9 members appointed by the Minister of Infrastructure on the proposal of the President of the Office. Members of the Council can be dismissed by the minister responsible for communication policy. The term of the Council shall expire with the expiry of the term of the President of URTiP.
According to Telecommunications Law the Council consists of one representative of each of the following: the Minister of Infrastructure, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumers Protection and public operator – Polish Post. The other members are persons distinguished by their knowledge and experience in the field of postal activity, appointed from among candidates proposed by organizations representing operators and postal services users, postal associations, research units, research institutions and also other organizations connected with postal activity.