Party chief emphasises personnel work at Party Central Committee session

Personnel and personnel work hold a decisive role for the success of the revolution, said General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong at the Party Central Committee’s seventh plenary session on May 7.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the opening session on May 7. (Photo: NDO)
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the opening session on May 7. (Photo: NDO)

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In his opening remarks at the session, the Party leader stressed that the Party always pays special attention to personnel work to meet requirements and tasks of each period of revolution.

He said the Party has made sound decisions on personnel and personnel work, and resolutely directed the implementation of policies and measures, thus bringing about important results, which is a key and decisive factor for great and historical achievements in the nation’s renewal process.

However, the General Secretary pointed to several outstanding shortcomings and weaknesses in personnel and personnel work.

The personnel contingent of the political system is large in number but not strong, resulting in both redundancy and deficiency of officials in many places.

The structure of officials in terms of sectors and aspects is not reasonable, with a lack of connectivity between different sectors and levels, and a lack of competent managers and leading scientists and experts, he said.

He also noted that several leading and managing officials, including those at strategic level, had low prestige and stayed aloof from the people. Some got involved in corruption, wastefulness and group interests.

The Party chief stressed the need to pay more attention to building of a contingent of officials, especially those at the strategic level, who are competent, have full capacity and high prestige.

Regarding the project and draft resolution on personnel work submitted to this plenary session, General Secretary Trong asked the Party Central Committee to carefully study documents, and analyse existing shortcomings and weaknesses to define their reasons, especially subjective reasons, and then discuss how to address these shortcomings and weaknesses in order to better the personnel work.

He asked the CPV Central Committee to seek measures to continuously improve social insurance policies in the coming time while specifying content of the reform such as expanding social insurance coverage for all people, ensuring financial balance of social insurance in the long run, adjusting the retirement age in the new situation, enhancing the connectivity and support between social insurance policies, inheriting and developing principles of adjusting the relatively independent pension for working people, and reducing the eligible time for joining social insurance to get pension.

The Party leader reminded to pay attention to both public and private sectors, working people and retired ones, particularly farmers, needy people and vulnerable groups in the society.

The seventh plenary session of the 12th tenure of the CPV Central Committee opened on May 7. Main issues on the agenda of the six-day sitting include the personnel work at all levels, especially at strategic level, salary reform for officials, public servants, the armed forces, and workers, and social insurance policy reform, among others.