The 27th session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee turned to its second day with comments focusing on revisions to the draft public security law.

Members were interested in regulations governing public security officers, particularly at lower levels, and the hierarchy of their agencies.

They discussed which positions should be prioritised for active duty if combat situations should arrive; adding that order and promotion procedures should fall in line with the constitution for ease of supervision and control.

Participants also debated the legal status of commune-level public security forces, and vowed to create favourable legal conditions for them to fulfil their tasks.

Addressing the meeting, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said the bill should ensure the unity of legal documents, meeting the demands of national security and defence and maintaining the country’s social safety.

He noted that all relevant agencies must review communal public security guidelines.

It should be clearly explained in the law that ceiling ranks will be enforced for each position in order to ensure that the law is brought strictly into life, he added.

The Standing Committee will give its comments on the revised law to officers of the people’s army on April 16.-VNA