Section 7. The Local People’s Committee

Article 145:

The People’s Committee of a province (or municipality directly under central authority), city (or district) or 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 146:

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 147:

The local People’s Committee has the following 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 decisions and directives of the corresponding local People’s Assembly and the People’s Committees at higher levels, the laws, ordinances and decisions of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the orders of the Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’ Republic of Korea, the decisions and directives of the National Defence Commission, the decrees, decisions and directives of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly and the decisions and directives of 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 148:

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 149:

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 referred to it by the Plenary Meeting.

Article 150:

The local People’s Committee issues decisions and directives.

Article 151:

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

Article 152:

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, the Cabinet and the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly.