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Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs
03.10.2009
Address: 193 Hankou Rd ( Office hour: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Telephone: 63232222 sendsend



    Major duties;
    1.To implement the guiding principles, policies, laws, rules and regulations related to the work of civil affairs; in the light of this Municipality’s actual circumstances, to study and draw up the drafts of local laws, rules and regulations and policies related to this Municipality’s work of civil affairs, and to organize the implementation of the relevant laws, regulations and policies.
    2.To organize the formulation of this Municipality’s development planning of the civil affairs undertaking, to direct the reform and development of this Municipality’s work of civil affairs according to this Municipality’s overall planning for national economy and social development.
    3.To be responsible for the work of supporting the army and giving preferential treatment to families of armymen and martyrs and the work of giving special care and preferential treatment to disabled servicemen and the family members of revolutionary martyrs and servicemen, to be responsible for examining and verifying, reporting for approval and granting commendations to revolutionary martyrs, to be responsible for the work of appraising and determining the persons of state organs died or wounded while on duty and the grade of the wound and disability of the revolutionary wounded or handicapped persons, and to be responsible for the mass work of giving special care and preferential treatment to the objects that are to be given special care and preferential treatment; direct the management work of the units engaging in the undertaking of giving special care and preferential treatment to disabled servicemen and family members of revolutionary martyrs and servicemen and the architectures in memory of revolutionary martyrs; to undertake the routine work of the Office of Shanghai Municipal Leading Group of Civilians’Supporting the Army and Giving Preferential Treatment to Families of Armymen and Martyrs and Army’s Supporting the Government and Cherish the People.
    4.To study, formulate and organize the implementation of the plan and its implementation scheme for the work of arranging the placement of the demobilized compulsory servicemen of the army, volunteer army soldiers transferred to civilian work, the demobilized army officers, the retired with merit or retired veteran army officers that are transferred to the local government for placement, and the retired (or resigned-from-permanent-work) workers in the army but without army status; to direct the work of the construction of the homes for the officers retired merit or retired from the army and the military supply stations, and direct the work of the training and development of the personnel for both military and civilian services.
    5. to organize and coordinate the work of disaster relief; to be responsible for checking, reporting to the superior competent administrative departments and releasing the disaster information, organize and direct the work of disaster-relief contribution and donation, and accept, manage and distribute the disaster-relief cash and materials in the name of the Municipal People’s Government and supervise the use.
    6. To be responsible for the work of giving social help; to organize and implement the system for the minimum subsistence security of both the urban and rural residents, organize and direct the activities of alleviating poverty, helping the distressed and social mutual help; to manage the activities of soliciting donations in relation to social welfare.
    7.To study and put forward the suggestions and opinions on strengthening the construction of grass-roots political power; to guide the work of the construction of neighborhood committees and that of communities, direct the work of the democratic election, democratic decision making, democratic management and democratic supervision of neighborhood (villagers’) committees so as to push forward the construction of the grass-roots democratic politics; to direct and support the development of community service.
    8. To be responsible for the work of the management of marriage and adoption of orphans; to be responsible for domestic matrimonial registration and the registration marriage of involving foreigners and the persons from Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan Regions, examine and handle and impose penalty on the illegal marriage, manage the agencies engaging in matrimonial service, and propose the reform into marriage customs and practice; to be responsible for the work of the management of the registration of domestic adoption of orphans and the registration of foreigners’adoption of Chinese orphans.
    9. To be responsible for managing the work of funeral and interment; to implement the laws, rules and regulations on funeral and interment, study and draw up the policies and measures on the work of funeral and interment, and push forward the reform into funeral and interment.
    10.To be in charge of the work of administrative division, study and revise this Municipality’s planning for administrative division; to be responsible for examining and verifying and reporting for approval the establishment, cancellation, adjustment, changing of names and changing of demarcation lines of town/townships and sub-districts; to be responsible for the work of surveying and determining the demarcation line of the administrative areas at the municipal level; to be responsible for the work of giving name to the administrative organizational systems and the neighborhood (villagers’) committees of this Municipality.
    11. To study and formulate the development planning for the social welfare undertaking, direct the construction of various kinds of welfare facilities and the work of the management of the service of the units of welfare undertaking and the homes for the aged so as to push forward the establishment and development of the socialized system of social welfare.
    12. To direct the production of the enterprises of social welfare; to draw up and supervise jointly with relevant departments the implementation of the help-and-protection policies about the employment of the handicapped persons and social welfare production; to be responsible for the work of affirming, examining and approving the standards of social welfare enterprises.
    13. To be responsible for the work of accepting and repatriating the wandering begging persons; to direct the work of the places for accepting, repatriating the wandering begging persons and the places for holding and waiting for repatriating the wandering begging persons.
    14.To be in charge of the work of the premium solicitation of donation of social welfare, and direct the issuance of social welfare lottery of this Municipality; to manage jointly with relevant departments the sales market of social welfare lottery; jointly with relevant departments to study and put forward the plan for raising and using social welfare funds, and participate in supervising the use of welfare funds.
    15.To undertake the routine work of the Municipal Work Committee for the Aged and its office, study and put forward the development planning, policies and measures related to the work for the aged; to undertake the work of administrative management of protecting the rights and interests of such special difficult groups as the aged people, protect the legitimate rights and interests of the aged people, and direct the work of the units engaging in the undertaking involving the aged people.
    16. to be responsible for the work of accepting and handling administrative reconsideration and appear in court to response to administrative lawsuit.
    17.To lead the Municipal Administration of Mass Organizations.
    18.To undertake other matters assigned by the Municipal People’s Government.

    Tel: 23111111

    Address: 215 Jiangxi Rd. M.

    Website: http://mzj.sh.gov.cn/gb/shmzj/index.html