The Mauritius Cabinet consists of the prime minister and the other ministers. The Cabinet is responsible to the National Assembly. The Council of Ministers is appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister. There are about 20 ministries that make up the Cabinet, and the constitution stipulates that at no given time may there be more than 24 ministries. Key ministries include, among others, the Ministry of Tourism, Leisure and External Communications, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Empowerment, and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Human Resources. The ministries are responsible for efficient service delivery, as set out in their portfolio and are tasked with ensuring that effective governance transpires. In most cases the permanent secretary is the highest ranking civil servant in each ministry. In a few cases the civil servant head is entitled senior chief executive.