The National Assembly (NA) on Monday adopted a resolution on the legislature’s supervision programme in 2020 with 446 deputies, or 92.15 per cent, voting yes, as part of the ongoing seventh session. —VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly (NA) on Monday adopted a resolution on the legislature’s supervision programme in 2020 with 446 deputies, or 92.15 per cent, voting yes, as part of the ongoing seventh session.
Under the programme, the 14th NA’s 9th session will consider the Government’s reports on supplementary evaluation of socio-economic development and State budget performance in 2019 and the first months of 2020. A report of the NA Standing Committee on the supervision of settlement of petitions submitted by voters to the NA’s 8th session, and reports of relevant agencies will be mulled over. Question-and-answer activities will also be conducted at the session.
A report on the supervision of the implementation of policies and laws on the prevention and fight against child abuse will be submitted to the 9th session.
The NA will consider the Government’s reports on the implementation of socio-economic plans in 2020, 2016-20 plan, socio-economic development plans and state budget estimate and budget allocation plan for 2021 at the 10th session of the 14th NA. The 5-year national financial plan (2016-2020), and the mid-term public investment plan (2016-20) and report on the implementation of the NA’s Resolutions on economic restructuring during 2016-20 and on approving investment in national target programmes in 2016-20 will also be tabled for discussion.
The NA will review anti-corruption work, the practice of waste, crime control and verdict enforcement, the implementation of the Constitution, laws and NA’s resolutions and look into reports on settlement of voter’s complaints and petitions.
The NA assigned the NA Standing Committee to coordinate the implementation of resolution on legislature’s supervision programme in 2020. Accordingly, the committee will direct the supervision activities of NA’s Council for Ethnic Affairs and other committees as well as giving advice for NA deputies in carrying out the activity. The NA Standing Committee was asked to improve the quality of supervisory work and sum up the settlement results of the voters’ complaints.
Streamlining the Government apparatus
Also yesterday, the NA deputies discussed the draft law on amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Organisation of the Government and the Law on Organisation of the local governments.
Regarding the reduction of the number of vice chairmen at People’s Council at provincial and district level, many deputies expressed their concern about its efficiency.
According to Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, a deputy from Bình Phước Province, the increase and reduction of the number of vice chairmen at People’s Council at provincial and district level should be considered carefully.
He said that the number of vice chairmen should be maintained as currently because it was only three years since the Law on Organisation of the Government and the Law on Organisation of the local governments came into effect.
NA Deputy from Bắc Giang Province, Trần Văn Lâm, it was necessary to regulate clearly the number of specialised deputies at People’s Council to ensure the professionalism of the council.
NA Phạm Văn Hòa from Đồng Tháp Province said he agreed with the reduction of vice chairmen at People’s Council at district level to only one. However, he said, there must be two vice chairmen at provincial People’s Council. The reason was that it was not easy for a vice chairman to fulfil all the tasks, he said.
Tôn Ngọc Hạnh, a deputy from Bình Phước Province, shared Hòa’s opinion.
In accordance with Article 82 of the Law on Organisation of the local governments, vice chairmen will assist the chairman of People’s Council in chairing the meeting. If there was only one vice chairman at provincial People’s Council, there was no one to replace him/her in case of emergency, she said.
Hanh also said that because the People’s Council had many tasks, the exchange of ideas leading to major decisions would be affected if there was only one vice chairman. — VNS