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SECTION 6. THE LOCAL PEOPLE’S COMMITTEE

Article 139

The People’s Committee of the province (or municipality directly under central authority), city (or district) and county exercises the function of the local organ of State power when the People’s Assembly at the corresponding level is not in session and the administrative and executive organ of State power at the corresponding level.

Article 140

The local People’s Committee consists of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen, Secretary and members.

The term of office of the local People’s Committee is the same as that of the corresponding People’s Assembly.

Article 141

The local People’s Committee has the duties and authority to:

1. convene sessions of the People’s Assembly;

2. organize the election of deputies to the People’s Assembly;

3. work with the deputies to the People’s Assembly;

4. implement the laws, ordinances, decrees, decisions and directives of the corresponding People’s Assembly, the People’s Assemblies and the People’s Committees at higher levels, the Cabinet and the Commissions and Ministries of the Cabinet;

5. organize and carry out all administrative affairs in the given area;

6. draft the local plan for the development of the national economy and adopt measures to implement it;

7. compile the local budget and adopt measures for its implementation;

8. adopt measures to maintain public order, protect the property and interests of the State and social, cooperative organizations and safeguard the rights of citizens in the given area;

9. inspect and control the establishment of order in State administration in the given area;

10. direct the work of the People’s Committees at lower levels;

11. rescind unwarranted decisions and directives of the People’s Committees at lower levels, and suspend the implementation of unwarranted decisions of the People’s Assemblies at lower levels.

Article 142

The local People’s Committee convenes Plenary Meetings and Meetings of the Permanent Committee.

The Plenary Meeting of the local People’s Committee consists of all its members. The Meeting of the Permanent Committee consists of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Secretary.

Article 143

The Plenary Meeting of the local People’s Committee deliberates and decides on important matters arising in implementing its duties and exercising its authority.

The Meeting of the Permanent Committee deliberates and decides on the matters entrusted to it by the Plenary Meeting.

Article 144

The local People’s Committee issues decisions and directives.

Article 145

The local People’s Committee may have nonpermanent committees to assist it in its work.

Article 146

The local People’s Committee is accountable to the corresponding People’s Assembly.

The local People’s Committee is subordinate to the People’s Committees at higher levels and the Cabinet.



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