Annex 2

Minister of Finance Regulation No. 29 of 6 October 2008
"Statutes of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board"
Annex 2
(in amended wording)
 

Description of the Badge of Honour of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, procedure for its presentation and wearing

I. Award of Badges of Honour of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board

1. The badges of honour of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (hereinafter the badge of honour) shall be awarded as follows:
1) the 1st class badge of honour shall be awarded to a former or present employed person of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board for their outstanding merits in development of the areas of activity of the Board;
2) the 2nd class badge of honour shall be awarded in exceptional cases to persons who are not employed persons of the Board for their outstanding merits to the Board;
3) the 3rd class badge of honour shall be awarded to a former or present employed person of the Board for the long noteworthy performance of his/her duties.

2. The badge of honour may be awarded posthumously. In this case the badge of honour will be presented to a member of the family or next-of-kin.

3. The badge of honour of the same class may be awarded to a person once in his/her lifetime only.

4. The badge of honour shall be presented to a person on the occasion of the anniversary of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board. At some other time the badge of honour may be presented in exceptional cases only.

5. Recommendations for awarding the badge of honour may be submitted by the following persons:
1) the Director General of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board;
2) the Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance;
3) officials of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board.

6. Recommendations shall be made in an informal style. The recommendation must contain the name of the employed person of the Board, the term of employment, the merits or achievements, as well as the class of the badge of honour he/she will be recommended for. If the person who is recommended for awarding is not an employed person of the Board, his/her name shall be given in the recommendation and his/her distinguished merits to the Board shall be mentioned.

7. The term for recommendations shall be notified on the Intranet of the Board.

8. The Director General shall establish a Committee on Badges of Honour and its procedures with his directive.

9. On the basis of the recommendation wherewith the committee has concurred, the Director General shall propose to award the badge of honour. On the basis of the recommendation wherewith the committee has not concurred, the proposal shall not be made. A decision on awarding the badge of honour shall be formalized by a directive of the Minister of Finance.

10. The awards of the badges of honour shall be kept record of.

11. The person to whom the badge of honour has been awarded shall be given a certificate proving the receipt of the badge of honour. The Minister of Finance and the Director General of the Board shall sign the certificate.

12. The Minister of Finance or a person authorised by him shall present the badge of honour together with the certificate.

II. Wearing of Badges of Honour

13. Only the person to whom the Minister of Finance has presented the badge of honour and who has not been deprived of it has the right to wear it.

14. The person may wear an original badge of honour or its ribbon bar.

15. The badge of honour shall be worn on ceremonial state, official or family related occasions. A ribbon bar may be worn daily.

16. The 1st class badge of honour shall be worn attached to a ribbon. Men shall wear the 1st class badge of honour around the neck, ladies shall wear the 1st class badge of honour on the left side of the breast attached to a ribbon tied in a horizontal bow. The 2nd and 3rd class badge of honour shall be worn on the breast attached to a ribbon.

III. Deprivation of Badges of Honour

17. The Minister of Finance is entitled to deprive the person of the badge of honour if:
1) a court judgment by which the person is convicted of an intentionally committed criminal offence has entered into force;
2) circumstances which existed before the award of the badge of honour become evident, knowledge of which would have caused refusal to award the badge of honour to the person;
3) the later conduct of the person has been so unworthy that it would preclude the award of the badge of honour to him or her.

18. If the Minister of Finance has deprived the person of the badge of honour by his directive, the badge of honour shall be returned to the Board.

IV. Description of Badges of Honour

19. The badge of honour consists of four oak leaves in a cross holding and of four caducei of Mercury in an inclined cross holding between them. In the centre of the badge there is a small national coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia.

20. The 1st class badge of honour is 60 mm high and wide, with the national coat of arms being 22 mm high. The badge of honour is worn attached to a 40 mm wide moiré silk ribbon. The basic colour of the ribbon is golden-yellow which has a 5 mm wide deep-blue stripe at the distance of 1 mm from the both edges and a 2 mm wide deep-blue stripe at the distance of 5 mm from the former.

21. The 2nd and 3rd class badges of honour are 43 mm high and wide, with the national coat of arms being 16 mm high. The badge of honour is worn attached to a 35 mm wide moiré silk ribbon. The basic colour of the ribbon is golden-yellow which has a 4 mm wide deep-blue stripe at the distance of 1 mm from the both edges and a 2 mm wide deep-blue stripe at the distance of 4 mm from the former. The 2nd class badge of honour has, in addition, attached to the ribbon a rosette with the diameter of 22 mm made of the same ribbon.

22. The badges of honour are made of tombac and finished with gold. The lions of the coat of arms are covered with blue and the oak leaves with yellow transparent enamel. On the smooth reverse side of the badge there will be engraved a number of the badge and stamped the master’s mark of the manufacturer.

23. The colour code of the deep-blue stripe of the ribbon is PMS 541 and that of the golden-yellow one is PMS 123.


The 1st class badge of honour


The 2nd class badge of honour and the 3rd class badge of honour

 

04.10.2019