Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan speaks at the session (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The 13th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee concluded its 47th session in the morning of April 26 after one and a half days of working on a wide range of issues.

In the closing speech, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the committee assessed the outcomes of the 11th and also the last session of the 13th NA, gave opinions on the preparation for the 14th parliament’s first session, and approved a resolution on the benefits and conditions to ensure the activities of People’s Council deputies.

The Standing Committee scrutinised the proposals, submitted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court, relating to the costume and identification cards of judges, the salary and benefits for court staff members, and the numbers of judges at the high, middle and primary-ranking levels.

It discussed the proposal for appointing Vietnamese ambassadors to some countries for the 2016 – 2019 term, and draft resolutions on the classification of administrative divisions and cities, Ngan noted.

Before the session finished, draft resolutions on the classification of administrative divisions and cities were under consideration.

The Government said in its report that the draft resolution on administrative divisions institutionalises the Party’s viewpoint. It precisely stipulates the conditions and criteria for establishing, dissolving and merging administrative divisions. The regulations encourage the merger of communal-level divisions.

Meanwhile, the draft resolution on city classification prescribes classification criteria and procedures, the responsibility of central and local agencies in the work, among others, the Government noted.

The NA Committee for Legal Affairs asked the drafting board to carefully prescribe statistical requirements so as to ensure the resolutions’ feasibility.

NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu requested the construction and home affairs ministries, the Committee for Legal Affairs and relevant agencies to fine-tune the drafts on the basis of the opinions before they are submitted to the NA Standing Committee for approval.-VNA