Lawmakers discussed differing views on the amended Law on Organisation of Government at the ongoing 34th session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee in Hanoi on January 20.

These opinions are pertaining to the adjustment and structure scale of the draft law and the apparatus, tasks and power of the Government and Prime Minister.

Some suggested specifying the quantity and names of the ministries and relevant agencies in the law; establishing the Ministry of gender equality or the Ministry of women, family and children; and stipulating the duties of ministers and heads of relevant agencies.

A majority of opinions recommended fine-tuning regulations on specific tasks and power of the Government along the direction of specifying the contents featured in Article 96 of the Constitution and similar to the Law on organisation of the National Assembly.

On the day, the Committee’s members gave comments on the Law on labour safety and sanitation and the draft Law on organisation of local governments.

On January 21, they will give opinions on preparations for the upcoming 132nd General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132), which is slated for March in Hanoi; and adjustments to tenure offices of Vietnamese Ambassadors.-VNA