On December 12 in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics organized a conference to implement Regulation No. 09-QDi/TW by the Secretariat of the Vietnamese Communist Party’s Central Committee on functions, tasks, organizational structure of political schools in cities and provinces under the central management and to address several issues on the training and fostering of leading cadres and managers.
The chairman of the conference was Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Party Central Theoretical Council and President of the Academy. Its attendees were leaders of provinces and heads of political schools and schools under the purview of ministries nationwide.
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang delivers a speech at the conference.
At the conference, Party Secretary Nguyen Xuan Thang stressed that cadre training and fostering was a crucial step in the four stages of the cadre work, in which cadre assessment was the premise, cadre planning was the foundation, cadre rotation was the breakthrough. He said that it was both an immediate requirement and a long-term task that must be implemented regularly. Therefore, the Politburo and the Secretariat always paid a close attention and gave direct guidance on the cadre training and fostering and related theoretical issues.
Along with the implementation on the Resolution of the National Party Congress and new requirements of personnel and theoretical work, the Politburo and the Secretariat issued many resolutions and conclusions in relevance to these important issues, including Decision No. 145-QD/TW by the Politburo on functions, tasks, responsibilities, organization, and apparatus of Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics; and Regulation No. 09-QDi/TW by the Secretariat on functions, tasks, and organizational structure of political schools in cities and provinces under the central management with a lot of updates. Typically, the regulation states: “The provincial political schools have the function of training and fostering leaders and managers of the grassroots political system as well as local cadres and civil servants on political and administrative theories; Party guidelines, State policies and laws; knowledge and expertise on the work of building the Party, the State Government, the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, and political and social organizations; knowledge of some other fields. Besides, they engage in summarizing practices and scientific research on the Party and local political system building”.
The latter function was identified in the regulation as a new function of political schools for the first time. According to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang, this was very important because the Secretariat issued the official regulation for political schools to combine teaching and scientific research, contributing to improving the cadre training and fostering in one hand; and to study and summarize practices to clarify contents, evaluate the implementation of Party guidance and State laws and policies at the grassroots level as well as develop theories on the other hand. Thereby, the schools could contribute their ideas to the development of local guidelines, policies, and mechanisms. Through other scientific activities, they directly involved in persuading and encouraging cadres, Party members, and local people to actively implement Party guidelines, and State policies and laws as well as to construct and defense the motherland.
Party Secretary Nguyen Xuan Thang also said that in addition to taking responsible for contents mentioned above, in the Decision No. 145-QD/TW, the Academy was assigned new tasks by the Politburo. The first duty was “providing professional guidance for political schools in cities and provinces under the central management”; and the second one was, “giving ideas on the development of the criteria for key leadership positions of political schools in cities and provinces under the central management”. From one point of view, these tasks affirmed the role and the authority of the Academy to manage professional knowledge of provincial political schools. From another perspective, they asserted the role of the Academy and its relationship with provincial and city Party committees in the work of building up the contingent of leaders and managers of the schools, overcoming inadequacies in promoting and appointing key leading cadres and managers of the political school system throughout the country.
An overview of the conference.
Moreover, he listed several issues raised in the implementation of Regulation No. 09-QDi/TW. Accordingly, in the coming time, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics would work more frequently with provincial and city Party committees on the cadre training and fostering, the operation of political schools to jointly remove difficulties and hurdles; issue syllabus, write new textbooks on intermediate political and administrative theories and for programs on the fostering of occupational titles; promulgate new regulations on the management and training of political schools in cities and provinces under the central management; and cooperate with central advisory agencies so that the Secretariat could promulgate a set of standard criteria for political schools soon.
In terms of the leadership and direction of provincial and city Party committees, Party Secretary Nguyen Xuan Thang asked them to pay attention and provide guidance to implement Regulation No. 09-QDi/TW. If facing any difficulties and problems, they were required to send prompt requests to the Central Organization Committee in coordination with the Academy for instructions. Provincial and city Party committees should soon build a master plan for the development of provincial political schools by 2025 with a vision to 2035; set specific and comprehensive goals, tasks, and solutions so that provincial political schools perform the position, role, and function as determined by the Secretariat correctly.
Regarding the cadre training and fostering and its orientation in the coming time, Party Secretary Nguyen Xuan Thang said that in the near future, provincial and city Party committees should continue renovating contents, and forms of the leadership and direction to increase the effectiveness of the operation of political schools, especially the development of leading cadres and managers of the schools, their departments, and offices. These would meet requirements and tasks set in the new period and make significant transformation on the training and fostering quality, turning political schools into a center for training and fostering leading cadres and managers of cities and provinces. Specially, to affirm the position and role of provincial political schools, their qualified heads or deputy heads should be arranged to join provincial Party committees to directly lead the schools to implement local political tasks.
At the same time, political schools should continue their comprehensive renovation in the management, training, and fostering; study science and summarize practices; including attaching their special importance to intermediate political and administrative programs and to cooperation to offer advanced political theory and post-graduate courses to make new breakthroughs in the quality of provincial leading cadres and managers. Notably, in the work of building up the contingent of cadres and lecturers who meet requirements and tasks in the new period, it was necessary to carry out a thorough and comprehensive reforms of contents, methods, leadership styles and management work to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Simultaneously, political schools should step by step modernize technical infrastructure, boost the application of information technology into their teaching, learning, and studying; and build a disciplined and friendly educational environment with affluent Party characters.
At the conference, attendees discussed many contents on the implementation of Regulation No. 09-QDi/TW, the work of cadre training and fostering of Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and of political schools in cities and provinces under the central management.
The regulation, which defined the function, tasks, and organizational structure of political schools in cities and provinces under the central management, was signed by Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong, permanent member of the Secretariat, and issued on November 13, 2018. Accordingly, political schools in cities and provinces under the central management (hereinafter referred to as provincial political schools) were state organizations directly under provincial and city Party committees, under the direct and regular leadership of the provincial and city Party Standing Committees.
Provincial political schools had the function of organizing the training and fostering for leading cadres and managers at the grassroots political system, local cadres and civil servants on political and administrative theories; Party guidelines and State policies and laws; knowledge and expertise on the work of building the Party, the State Government, the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, and political and social organizations; knowledge of some other fields; involvement in summarizing practices and studying the building of Party and local political system./.
News: BT; photos: Manh Thang
Translator: Vu Lan Dung/ Proofreader: Nguyen Thi Viet Nga