HA NOI — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday opened a national conference on efforts to implement Resolution 4 covering self-criticism of party members and leaders at all levels.
Trong said starting in July this year, the Politburo and Party Central Committee Secretariat had already introduced self-criticism of individuals and collectives.
From this month, the programme will be implemented at organisations and party groups at central level. This would be later expanded to all local levels.
Members of the Politburo and Party Central Committee Secretariat were involved in self-criticism over 12 days recently. They were divided into two groups, including the country's leaders, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and the National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.
All made self-criticism reports in front of the Politburo and the Party Central Committee Secretariat. The Party General Secretary assigned the Party Central Committee Inspectorate to assess the reports by September 2012 and hand them to the Politburo.
The Politburo and the Party Central Committee agreed that through self-criticism, the party would further understand concerns related to party building, such as problems regards to leadership and management of State-owned enterprises.
At the conference, the Politburo decided to transfer several members of the Party Central Committee to other positions and appointed new substitutes.
The Politburo also requested relevant Government authorities to further research and build new procedures on ways to hold confidence votes on people appointed by the National Assembly and on members of People's Committees.
Party leader Trong said self-criticism could only be effective if all members deeply realised the importance of the process. — VNS