NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân speaks at the opening session. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee opened its 35th session on Monday under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
In her remarks, the top legislator said the 2.5-day session will focus on four law projects which have received mixed opinions of the deputies, namely the Law on Migration and Immigration by Vietnamese citizens, the revised law on militia and self-defence forces, the law on several amendments and supplements to the law on organisation of the Government and local administrations, and the revised Law on Cadres and Civil Servants, and the Law on Public Employees.
The NA Standing Committee is scheduled to give opinions on the evaluation of the outcomes of the NA’s 7th session, preparation for the 8th session, plans to build the e-NA project and others.
Members of the committee will consider and approve a proposal to accredit ambassadors of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam, as well as exchange opinions on the establishment of Lộc Hòa and Mỹ Xá wards in Nam Định City and Măng Đen Town of Kon Tum Province’s Kon Plông District.
NA Chairwoman Ngân said competent authorities have co-ordinated well to revise the four law projects so that they can be submitted to the Standing Committee at this session.
She asked relevant organisations and agencies to continue co-operation to make meticulous preparations for the upcoming sessions.
After the opening session, lawmakers discussed a draft Law on Migration and Immigration by Vietnamese citizens.
The NA deputies gave opinions on the draft law for the first time at the seventh session of 14th NA last month. After the session, the NA Committee of National Defence and Security and relevant agencies have made amendments to the draft following deputies’ comments.
The lawmakers agreed that the regulation related to people being banned from migration must be studied carefully because it directly relates to the rights of human and citizens, to national defence, security and public health.
The Committee of National Defence and Security proposed banning migration for those who are found to commit extremely serious violations and need to be prevented from escaping, and legal representatives of agencies and organisations who are following courts' verdicts.
NA Judicial Committee Chairwoman Lê Thị Nga said people banned from migration must be in relevance with codes of criminal and civil procedures.
NA Deputy Chairman Phùng Quốc Hiển asked for reviewing regulations related to a national database on migration and immigration by Vietnamese citizens, saying that it must be integrated with the national database on citizen identity, civil status and population.
NA Deputy Chairman Đỗ Bá Tỵ asked committees to review regulations related to rules of migration and immigration, passport issuance procedures and study feasibility of passports embedded with electronic chips.
Discussing the draft revised law on militia and self-defence forces, deputies said conditions to organise self-defence forces at enterprises must be clarified.
NA Deputy Chairman Tỵ said the purpose of the law is to build strong and streamlined militia and self-defence forces nationwide which are mass armed forces and should not be detached from production and work.
Later the same day, deputies discussed the revised Law on Cadres and Civil Servants. — VNS