HCM CITY — A national conference to discuss the implementation of a Politburo decision to improve the work of all Government employees began in HCM City yesterday in the presence of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
In his opening speech, To Huy Rua, Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee (CPVCC) and Head of the CPVCC's Commission for Organisation, said that the conference will also discuss work to be done promptly in Party building, to help bring the resolution of the fourth meeting of the 11th Party Central Committee to life as soon as possible.
After mentioning the outcomes, Rua pointed to shortcomings and weaknesses in personnel planning and rotation and provided six solutions to improve the assessment of government employees, in parallel with renewing other phases of personnel work.
He also suggested that the conference should thoroughly work on measures to realise the policies and guidelines on personnel work raised in the CPVCC's resolution and the Politburo conclusion, as well as comment on draft amendments and supplements to regulations on personnel planning and rotation.
Speaking at the conference, Trong emphasised the pressing need for personnel planning, especially for those in leadership and management.
In the past, personnel planning has had many shortcomings and limitations, so it needs fine tuning to make it more effective, he said, explaining that planning means identifying and training sources of promising personnel to prepare for a sufficient contingent of proficient cadres for the future.
Rotation is seen as a comprehensive training measure for leading and managerial officials, especially those at central and strategic levels, he added.
The Party General Secretary stressed that personnel work must be implemented using the principle of democratic centralism, as it is a complex issue. It is directly related to people, their psychology, morality, dignity and feelings as well as the assessment, use, commendation and punishment of cadres.
He asked for the defence of democracy and the promotion of a sense of responsibility, especially that held by offices' top leaders, in carrying out the work.
The Party leader stated that the whole Party leads personnel work and directly manages the personnel staff while promoting the role of organisations in the political system.
During the implementation process, it is necessary to promote decen-tralisation, assign and closely coordinate Party agencies and other bodies in the political system, promote the role of State agencies and political and social organisations and supervise, and examine personnel management work, he said.
The two-day conference will focus its discussions on drawing up standards for cadres' titles and cadre assessment criteria, based on the work efficiency and credibility given by cadres, Party members and people.
The conference will also debate the regulations for annual votes of confidence in people holding leadership posts in the Party, State, Fatherland Front and mass organisations.
Regulations on the competence and responsibility of leaders in cadre assessments, planning, movements and appointments will also be tabled for discussion. — VNS