Party members and the public have expressed their approval of the Politburo’s new regulation on power control in personnel work, and the prevention of bribery to acquire high-ranking positions.
A delegation of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption at a working session in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Party members and the public have expressed their approval
of the Politburo’s new regulation on power control in personnel work, and the
prevention of bribery to acquire high-ranking positions.
Regulation No. 205-QD/TW, which was made public on September 23, has attracted
the special attention of officials, Party members and people of all social
strata, as it comes in the run-up to all-level Party congresses, towards the 13th National Party Congress.
Overall opinions hope that with the new regulation, the all-level Party
congresses will be able to elect officials who have both the talent and mortal
virtue to lead the country forward.
Major General Nguyen Van Ninh, former deputy head of the Department of
Operations under the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, said the 12th National Party Congress focused on Party building and rectification, one of
which was personnel work correction.
The key to personnel work correction is controlling power of officials and
preventing the use of bribery and influence for high-ranking positions, he
Ninh pointed out that many officials, including those holding high positions,
have committed violations due to individualism. He said the use of bribery and
influence for high-ranking positions has been prevalent, which goes with
embezzlement and corruption. Many have promoted their subordinates based on
connections and family relations instead of standards and performances, he
Heads of Party committees and organisations, and agencies must have good morals
and sense of justice, set bright examples in the personnel work, and show their
diligence, thrift, integrity and selflessness following the example of the late
President Ho Chi Minh, he stressed.
Associate Prof. Nguyen Chi My, former member of the standing board of the Hanoi
Party Committee and former head of the Hanoi Party Committee’s board for popularisation
and education, said the issuance of Regulation No. 205-QD/TW is a timely move.
According to My, moral degradation and the use of bribery and influence for
power and high-ranking positions are no longer isolated cases. The bad practice
has become rather common in Party organisations and among officials and Party
members over the past years, leading to the abuse of power.
HeMy said many officials,
including those holding high positions, have been disciplined, sparking public
The personnel work must strictly follow Party’s principles, while democracy and
transparency must be ensured, he said.
My also highlighted the role of heads of Party committees in power control in
the personnel work and the fight against bribery for acquiring power and