As a district government department, Shanghai Jing’an District Civil Defense Office, also working under the name of Shanghai Jing’an District Civil Air Defense Office, is responsible for the emergency preparation of civil air defense and the management of civil defense engineering construction in Jing'an District.
I Main Responsibilities
(I) Carry out the policies, laws and regulations related to civil defense and civil air defense; and study and work out the detailed implementation suggestions based on the Jing'an District’s reality.
(II) Compile the civil defense engineering construction planning and the civil defense commanding communication warning system according to Jing'an District’s overall plan for national economic and social development; take the lead to organize and coordinate the relevant departments (units) to compile the air defense pre-arranged planning and supporting safeguard schemes of Jing'an District; and improve institutions on the civil defense and civil air defense of Jing'an District.
(III) Establish and improve the civil defense informatization platform and advance the construction of civil defense information system of Jing'an District; be responsible for the construction, operation and arrangement of civil defense command posts and its supporting equipment and facilities of Jing'an District; organize the construction and management of Jing'an District’s air defense warning system; and organize the air defense drill and sound trial air defense warning.
(IV) Supervise and inspect the civil defense construction of major economy objects in Jing'an District according to the regulations; coordinate and supervise relevant departments (units) to establish and improve mass air defense organizations (civil defense specialized teams); and implement woks on relevant equipment and training.
(V) Be responsible for the construction and use management of the civil defense engineering; check and approve the construction of civil defense projects; collect, reduce and remit civil defense fees in accordance with law; be responsible for the completion acceptance filing and use filing of the civil defense engineering; and be responsible for the public civil defense engineering use, civil defense engineering dismantlement management and public civil defense engineering maintenance.
(VI) Take part in the emergency management of Jing'an District and assist to prevent and fight natural disasters of Jing'an District; and help move forward and implement the pre-arranged plans management, drill organization, material support and job evaluation of Jing'an District.
(VII) Comprehensively plan and coordinate the construction and management of community civil defense; and guide the communities and grass-roots units to formulate air defense action plans and carry out air defense drill.
(VIII) Organize civil defense knowledge publicity and education; take the lead to organize the establishment of civil defense volunteer teams; and guide the communities to strengthen the establishment and management of civil defense education rooms as well as the civil defense publicity, education and training.
(IX) Comprehensively plan and coordinate the construction of emergency shelters in Jing'an District; supervise relevant organizations to strengthen maintenance and management of emergency shelters; and join and help relevant departments to compile civil evacuation protection pre-arranged plans.
(X) Strengthen the construction and management of chemical emergency rescue teams; and participate in the emergency rescue of chemical accidents and radioactive contamination accidents (terrorist attacks) in Jing'an District.
(XI) Balance, supervise and inspect the distribution and use of funds and supplies in terms of civil defense and civil air defense, jointly with other organizations concerned.
(XII)Be responsible for the administrative inspection, administrative law enforcement and legal publicity and education in terms of civil defense and civil air defense and undertake the administrative litigations and administrative responses to appeals.
(XIII) Undertake other matters assigned by the district government.
(XIV) Undertake other matters assigned by the district defense mobilization commission.
According to the above mentioned duties, Shanghai Jing’an District Civil Defense Office has set up six functional sections (offices), as follows:
The secretariat section is responsible for coordinating the internal affairs and contacting foreign affairs, drafting, checking and printing comprehensive document and information briefing. In addition, the section is in charge of the print management, documentary archives, local chronicles, almanacs, government information disclosure, confidentiality, logistics service, the section’s publicity, education and spiritual civilization construction, family planning, double support and blood donation. The section organizes the foreign publicity and reports of civil defense and implements tasks assigned by leaders.
(II) Organization and Personnel Section
The section is responsible for the section’s organization, personnel, the section’s construction of grass-roots party organizations and party members, the reviews of cadres under sections and leading groups of grassroots units, cadre personnel management, cadre archives management and organizations establishment management, united front work, the Women's Federation and Retirement Management Committee, the section’s discipline inspection and administrative supervision, and implementation of tasks assigned by leaders.
(III) Command and Communication Section
The section takes the lead to compile urban air defense pre-arranged plans and protection programs of Jing’an District, establishing civil defense communication alarm and informatization, overall coordinating the organizing and training of civil air defense specialized teams, carrying out the civil defense and civil air defense drills, coordinating and guiding the communities (sub-districts) to execute the spirit of  No. 96 document issued by Shanghai Municipal Commission, managing the community civil defense construction and facilitating to implement relevant works, organizing the publicity and education of civil defense, guiding the mass protection and emergence evacuation of communities and schools in Jing'an District, taking part in the organization of emergency accidents response like chemical accident rescue, and implementing tasks assigned by leaders.
(IV)Project Management Section
The section is responsible for compiling the civil defense engineering construction plan of Jing’an District, approving the construction and demolition of civil defense projects in accordance with law, filing the civil defense engineering construction and completion, managing the use, maintenance and safety of civil defense engineering, and implementing tasks assigned by leaders.
(V) Legislative Affairs Section
The section is responsible for the section’s letters and calls and comprehensive treatment, supervising and inspecting the implementation of laws and regulations related to civil defense works, formulating relevant regulations, undertaking the civil defense administrative reviews, administrative litigations and administrative execution supervision of Jing’an District, managing the civil defense administrative execution supervision of Jing’an District, organizing the civil defense legal education, training as well as legal education popularization in this section and implementing tasks assigned by leaders.
(VI) Finance Section
The section is responsible for compiling the budgets, final accounts and analysis reports of civil defense (civil air defense) expenditure of Jing'an District, managing the civil defense special funds and accounting, managing the section’s fixed assets, carrying out internal audit work and state-run assets management, balancing supervising and inspecting the civil defense (civil air defense) funds allocation and use jointly with other organizations concerned, and implementing tasks assigned by leaders.