NA Standing Committee appraises new parliament, court-related issues hinh anh 1NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the NA Standing Committee's 49th session (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The 13th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee kicked off its 49th session in Hanoi on June 13, during which court-related issues and preparations for the 14th parliament are high on the agenda.

Opening the session, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the three-day session will focus on the organisation and operation of the board of lay judges, the costumes and identification cards of the judges and lay judges, the salary and benefits for court staff, the number of supplementary high, middle and primary-level judges, and the benefits for procurators at the Supreme People’s Procuracy.

The NA Standing Committee’s members will discuss the parliament’s making of laws and ordinances in 2017, and the State budget balance in 2014. They will also mull over a report about the enforcement of the law on thrift practices and wastefulness prevention in 2015, along with the handling of the State budget spending the same year, she noted.

She added during the 49th session, the National Election Council will report on the results of the May election of deputies to the 14th NA and all-level People’s Councils for 2016 – 2021. Later, the participants are set to give opinions on the agenda of the first session of the 14th NA.

In the morning of the first working day, the NA Standing Committee looked into the draft regulations on the organisation and operation of the boards of lay judges, which were also under consideration at the Standing Committee’s 46th session on March 8.

Another matter up for debate on June 13 was the agenda of the 14th NA’s first session, slated for July 20 – 30, with high-level State personnel in focus. The new parliament will also consider a resolution on its supervision programme in 2017 and another on the establishment of specialised supervision delegations.

The NA Standing Committee discussed issues pertaining to court and procuracy staff in the afternoon.-VNA