National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee members discuss on the law on reserve and conscripted forces. VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — The enforcement of the law on reserve and conscripted forces is necessary, National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee members agreed at the meeting yesterday.
The law aims to build a high-quality force in charge to protect national security alongside the Việt Nam People’s Army.
According to the Government’s proposal, an additional annual package of about VNĐ545 billion (US$23.1 million) sourced from State budget will be spent on the forces, including investment in training and allowance for the families of people involved in the force.
NA Vice Chairman Phùng Quốc Hiển said it was necessary to enforce preferential policies for the force. The law compiling committee needs to clarify regulations related to allowance and State budget spending on the force to ensure they are in line with the State budget.
Hiển recommended granting right of mobilising the force to provincial authorities instead of district authorities as proposed by the Government.
NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said regulations related to rights and responsibilities of citizens should be clarified in the law. After examination of NA’s Committee of National Defence and Security, the bill will be submitted to the NA’s seventh meeting to take place in May and June. — VNS