The Party Central Committee’s 12th plenum closes on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
HÀ NỘI — Personnel was the main focus of the Party Central Committee (PCC) on Thursday morning at the fourth working day of the PCC’s 12th plenum.
Chaired by Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, the PCC elected an additional two members to the PCC’s Inspection Commission, 12th tenure.
The PCC also decided on a disciplinary measure against Admiral Nguyễn Văn Hiến, former PCC member and former Deputy Minister of National Defence, by expelling him from the Party.
Earlier, Hiến was prosecuted for "lack of responsibility, causing serious consequences” in accordance with Clause 3, Article 360 of the 2015 Penal Code.
According to the indictment, Hiến signed documents to allocate three lots of land allocated for national defence purposes for commercial activities, which violated land management regulations.
Hiến’s violations and mistakes were very serious, causing huge financial losses to the State and the army.
In the afternoon, the PCC held the closing session, during which Phạm Minh Chính, Politburo member, member of the PCC Secretariat and head of the PCC’s Organisation Commission, delivered a report of the Politburo explaining the PCC’s opinions on personnel work of the 12th PCC, plans for personnel work of the 13th PCC, and criteria, structure, number and allocation plan of delegates to the 13th National Party Congress.
Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, Politburo member and Chairwoman of the National Assembly, presented the Politburo’s report on the PCC’s opinions on the blueprint on the directions for the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils in the 2021-26 tenure.
The PCC voted to adopt a resolution of the 12th plenum.
The meeting wrapped up on Thursday after four days of working. All agenda items were completed.
The PCC decided directions on personnel for the 13th National Party Congress and on the general election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-25 term.
The committee also made decisions on the standards, number, and applications for delegates to the 13th National Party Congress and looked into other major issues.
In his closing remarks, Party General Secretary and President Nguễn Phú Trọng said the 13th PCC must be a united, pure and strong collective that has firm political mettle, good virtues, a strategic vision, and a creative mindset.
He also highlighted the close-knit relations between the PCC and the people, saying it must have adequate prestige and capacity to lead the nation in this new period.
Standards for members of the 13th PCC will be set on the basis of common standards prescribed in Party resolutions, the meeting heard.
The Politburo and Secretariat should gather outstanding officials of the PCC in terms of political mettle, morality, knowledge, sense of responsibility, will for combat, leadership and management capacity, and disciplinary and strategic vision and mindset.
Those who display shortcomings like corruption, violations of principles of democratic centralism, and inefficiency, among others, will be resolutely excluded from the PCC, Trọng said.
The 13th PCC needs the required number of personnel and structure to ensure comprehensive leadership, he went on, ordering more PCC members take on key positions in localities and sectors, especially the young, women, and ethnic minorities.
He urged committee members to set examples, have a high sense of responsibility, be objective, and seriously observe Party regulations while nominating and selecting personnel for the 13th PCC.
According to the committee, the election of deputies to the NA and all-level People’s Councils will be held nationwide on the same day.
To ensure the success of the election, Trọng ordered the promoting of leadership, the organising role of all-level Party Committees, authorities and the entire political system, as well as the warm response of voters around the country.
The standard and quality of deputies must be the top priority while completing targets in quality and structure, he said.
He also spoke of concrete requirements for deputies regarding political mettle, morality, education, occupation, and age. — VNS