State Structure

Article 28
Local autonomy under central leadership is the system of the State.

Article 29
(a) Local areas of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma shall be organized as follows:-
  1. villages are organized as village-tracts;
  2. wards are organized as towns;
  3. village-tracts and towns are organized as townships;
  4. townships are organized as states or divisions;
  5. states and divisions are organized as the State.
(b) The different levels of administrative areas of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma shall be as follows:-
  1. wards or village-tracts;
  2. townships;
  3. states or divisions;
  4. the State.
Article 30
(a) Kawthoolei is constituted as Karen State;
(b) Chin Special Division is constituted as Chin State;
(c) Tenasserim Division (I) is constituted as Mon State;
(d) Tenasserim Division (2) is constituted as Tenasserim Division;
(e) Arakan Division is constituted as Arakan State.

Article 31
The States and Divisions of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma are as follows:-
(a) Kachin State
(b) Kayah State
(c) Karen State
(d) Chin State
(e) Sagaing Division
(f) Tenasserim Division
(g) Pegu Division
(h) Magwe Division
(i) Mandalay Division
(j) Mon State
(k) Arakan State
(l) Rangoon Division
(m) Shan State
(n) Irrawaddy Division.

Article 32
The Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma has a unicameral Pyithu Hluttaw.

Article 33
The Council of State shall be formed for the purpose of directing, supervising and co-ordinating the works of the Central and Local Organs of State Power and of the Bodies of Public Services in accordance with the laws, rules and resolutions passed by the Pyithu Hluttaw.

Article 34
The following Central Organs of State Power shall be formed to carry out the tasks laid down by the Pyithu Hluttaw:-
(a) The Council of Ministers;
(b) The Council of People's Justices;
(c) The Council of People's Attorneys;
(d) The Council of People's Inspectors.

Article 35
A People's Council shall be formed for each State, Division, Township, Ward and Village-tract.

Article 36
(a) An Executive Committee, a Committee of Judges and an Inspection Committee shall be formed for each State, Division, or Township People's Council.
(b) An Executive Committee and a Committee of Judges shall be formed for each Ward or Village-tract People's Council.

Article 37
Bodies of Public Services, such as bodies of Public Administrative Services, Judicial Services, Law Services and Accounts Services shall be formed where necessary at central and local levels.

Article 38
The Pyithu Hluttaw may, in the interests of the State re-demarcate the territorial limits of the State by a vote of 75 per cent of all the members of the Pyithu Hluttaw.

Article 39
The Pyithu Hluttaw may make laws to-
(a) reconstitute States or Divisions as the need arises, after ascertaining the wishes of the citizens residing in the States or Divisions concerned;
(b) re-demarcate the boundary of any State or Division, as the need arises, after ascertaining the wishes of the citizens residing in the States or Divisions concerned;
(c) change the name of any State or Division, as the need arises, after ascertaining the wishes of citizens residing in the State or Division concerned.

Article 40
The Council of Ministers may constitute or reconstitute villages, village-tracts, wards, towns and townships within a State or Division, as the need arises, in consultation with the People's Councils concerned.