The eighth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee. (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Throughout his revolutionary career, President Ho Chi Minh always paid attention to educating and training the revolutionary morality of officials and Party members, considering this the foundation and root of revolutionists.

Inheriting his ideology, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has placed special importance on cultivating the revolutionary moral foundation and raising the responsibility for setting examples of officials and Party members, in order to enhance the public’s confidence in the Party and make the Party purer and stronger.

The 12th CPV Central Committee (CPVCC) has recently issued Regulation No. 08-QDi/TW on the responsibility for setting examples of officials and Party members, firstly members of the Politburo, the Secretariat and the CPVCC.

Under the document, officials and Party members have to set examples in eight aspects, especially in morality and lifestyle.

This is the first time the responsibility for setting examples of senior Party leaders, including members of the Politburo, the Secretariat and the CPVCC, has been mentioned openly and directly.

The Regulation has received approval from officials and Party members, as well as the masses.

It says officials and Party members, firstly members of the Politburo, the Secretariat and the CPVCC, must be paragons of morality and lifestyle, preserve the prestige of officials and fight degradation and negative phenomena.

Over the past two tenures, the Party issued two resolutions at the fourth plenums on Party building and rectification, focusing on political ideology, morality and lifestyle of officials and Party members.

The two resolutions set forth tasks and solutions to prevent and drive back degradation in ideology, politics, morality and lifestyle and “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” phenomena among officials and Party members, resolutely combat corruption, bad deeds and wastefulness and build an increasingly pure and strong Party.

The 12th National Party Congress has, for the first time, identified morality as one of the four pillars in the Party building work, along with politics, ideology and organisation.

In implementing Party regulations, many officials and Party members, especially those holding key positions at all levels, have studied and followed President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example and followed codes of ethics.

Of note, the Resolution adopted at the fourth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee on strengthening the Party building and rectification, and the Politburo’s Directive No. 05-CT/TW on studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality and lifestyle have helped prevent degradation in political ideology, morality and lifestyle as well as “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” phenomena within the Party and promote the spirit of criticism and self-criticism among officials and Party members.-VNA