Principles of Organization and Functioning of State Agencies

CHAPTER IX PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONING OF STATE AGENCIES

ARTICLE 68

State agencies are set up carry out their activity based on the principles of socialist democracy, which are manifested in the following regulations:
  1. all members or representative bodies of state power are elected and subject to recall;
  2. the masses control the activity of the state agencies, the deputies, delegates and officials;
  3. those elected must render an account of their work and may be revoked at any time;
  4. every state agency develops in a far-reaching manner, within its jurisdiction, initiatives aimed at taking advantage of the resources and possibilities which exist on a local level and to include the mass and social organizations in their work;
  5. decisions of higher state bodies are compulsory for inferior ones;
  6. inferior state bodies are responsible to higher ones and must render accounts of their work;
  7. freedom of discussion, criticism and self-criticism and sub-ordination of the minority to the majority prevail in all collegiate state bodies.