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September 20, 2019

To act in accordance with the articles of the Constitution

Office of the President instruction No. 1/2018

The Office of the President has issued an instruction No. 1/2018 dated 29 May.
Following is the instruction.
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Instruction 1/2018Fullmoon of Nayon, 1380 ME
29 May 2018

To act in accordance with the articles of the Constitution

Article 262 (l) (i) of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar states that “The Chief Minister of the Region or State shall be responsible to the President” and article 262 (l) (ii) states that “The Ministers of the Region or State shall be responsible to the Chief Minister of the Region or State concerned and to the President through the Chief Minister of the Region or State concerned.”
Furthermore, Article 250 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar states that “The Region or State Government shall have the responsibility to assist the Union Government in the preservation of the stability of the Union, community peace and tranquility and prevalence of law and order” and article 259 states that “The Region or State Government shall discharge the functions occasionally assigned by the Union Government.”
As such, the ministers of the Region or State being responsible to the Chief Minister of the Region or State concerned, need to conduct their works after reporting to their respective Chief Minister and obtaining the Chief Minister’s agreement and approval. In the same way, the Region or State governments are to discharge their works according to policies set by the Union Government and without contradicting the Union laws.
Therefore, the Region and State governments are to obliged act in accordance with the relevant articles of the Constitution.

By order
Khin Latt
Permanent Secretary
Office of the President

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