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First-ever regulation on personnel rotation issued

Updated: 12:56’ - 01/11/2017
With a view to reducing personnel redundancy and ensuring administrative leadership in disadvantaged areas, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on October 7 inked the first-ever regulation on personnel. 

Politbureau Decision 98-QD/TW aims to concretize Resolution 03 of the Party Central Committee (8th tenure) on personnel strategy in the period of accelerating national industrialization and modernization and Resolution 11 of the Polibureau (9th tenure) on rotation of senior and managerial personnel.

It specifies the purposes, requirements, principles and targeted positions for the reshuffle, rotation criteria, process and duration, benefits for transferred personnel, and supervision of rotation and handling of violations in the process.

The rotation of officials also aims at filling key positions at provincial and district levels with officials who are not local residents, while preventing officials from holding a position for more than two consecutive terms. It also aims to deal with the problem of personnel redundancy and resultant inefficiency.

The personnel rotation must be conducted under the leadership of Party’s committees and adhere to the principle of democratic centralism, the regulation says.

Under the new regulation, only leading and managerial cadres will be rotated. It will not apply to those doing specialized work, except when there is a need for such staff in certain fields or localities.

The regulation underlines that to-be-transferred officials must be young, promising officials with good capacity, political virtues and moral lifestyles.

The reshuffling of managerial cadres can be made between central and local levels, between localities, and among agencies of the Party, the State, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, socio-political organizations, armed forces, public service units, and state-owned enterprises.

A person must hold a position for at least three years before being transferred, the regulation says.- (VLLF)

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