Cercet. şt. III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” al Academiei Române,din Craiova; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
After the Revolution of 1821, but more precisely after the introduction of the Organic Regulation in Wallachia, Oltenia lost its status of region governed by a high official, superior to the subprefects from the component counties, and subordinated to the hospodar, the Organic Regulation introducing the institution of the ruler (ocârmuitor), which was replacing the subprefect. The new ruler was subordinated to the Department of Internal Affairs (Departamentului Trebilor Dinlăuntru), an older version of the actual Department, which had strictly administrative attributions, losing its legal attributions, but watching for the observing of the public order, coordinating the activities from the communes and towns, through the civil and military servants.
The Convention from Balta Liman and that of Paris did not interfere with the administrative organisation, except for the Central Commission from Focşani, which was supervising the common making of the decisions, from the newly formed state of Moldova and Wallachia.
The modern direction was accentuated by the laws emitted during the ruling of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, including the Expending Statute of the Paris Convention, from 1864.
Oltenia, subprefect, ruler, Organic Regulation, the law of communes, the law of county councils.