Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Secretariat of the Central Committee Communist Party of Việt Nam saw positive results regarding reform measures in Party building and Hồ Chí Minh thought in 10 provincial governments and central agencies, after the body’s top working group concluded inspections.
Reports on performance in Party building and Hồ Chí Minh thought codified in the Party Central Committee’s Resolution and Politburo’s Directive 05 were reviewed in the meeting held yesterday and chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng.
Political and ideological education were prioritised by Party branch leaders and Hồ Chí Minh thoughts and lessons were injected into activities of the agencies and organisations. Officials and Party members, especially those in key positions, were deemed to have “led by example” and successfully managed to promote anti-corruption, anti-wastefulness and administrative reforms.
The inspections by the working groups of the Secretariat also showed that heavy but fair punishments were meted out to corrupt members.
However, the reports pointed out the study of Party resolutions and Hồ Chí Minh thought in some agencies was superficial and being implemented in an inconsistent and perfunctory manner. Co-operation in information dissemination between agencies remains lucklustre, as is the fight against "peaceful evolution", which would lead to the dilution of Communist ideology, or wrongful views. Certain agencies were found to have failed to call out unscrupulous behaviour in Party members, for fear of disrespecting them.
Workforce streamlining and structural reforms remain slow and inefficient, while transparency in asset declaration of Party members and officials leaves lots of room for improvement, according to the reports.
Concluding the meeting, General Secretary Trọng reaffirmed that robust efforts in promoting transparency and Party building would translate to better socio-economic development, as evidenced by the economy’s performance last year and in the first months of 2018.
He also warned that Party members must be on guard against straying from Communist ideology. He asked for utmost loyalty to the Party, in addition to continuing the recent intensive focus on eradicating moral degeneration and economic corruption.
He also stressed the role of the leader in galvanising efforts in the fight against corruption and other deviant behaviours and thoughts. — VNS