Ministers shall be dismissed by the President of the Republic of Lithuania through Prime Minister’s recommendation.

Acting within their jurisdiction, ministers shall be accountable to the Seimas and the President of the Republic and directly subordinate to the Prime Minister.

Ministers are entitled under the Statute of the Seimas to participate in the meetings of Seimas committees, commissions and political groups and to express their views on issues under the deliberation.

A minister runs the Ministry, deals with issues falling within the competence of the Ministry, and is directly responsible for the implementation of the  Programme of the Government, annual Government priorities and operational achievables within the areas of competence.