Trust people, rely on people to choose qualified officials: insiders hinh anh 1The Party Congress of Tan Hanh commune in Long Ho district, the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Many insiders have said that the people should be trusted and relied upon in the selection of capable and honest officials as the 13th National Party Congress, slated for the first quarter of 2021, is nearing.

The selection of such officials at Party Congresses at all levels should be based on field surveys and multidimensional opinions, they stressed, adding the supervisory role of Party officials and members, residents, and socio-political organisations should be further promoted during the introduction and appointment process so as not to miss out the virtuous and talented.

Nguyen Tuc, Chairman of the Cultural and Social Advisory Council of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, said the Party has renovated itself five times since the “Doi Moi” (reform) process was introduced in 1986. Particularly after the 12th National Party Congress and the fourth conference of the 12th Party Central Committee, the Party continued reviewing and making radical changes, with a desire to build a strong and transparent organisation.

He added that the development of a multi-sector economy under a market mechanism requires the harmonious settlement of interests between individuals and collectives.

However, some officials and leaders did not resolve this relationship well. Many, he said, after being appointed to leadership positions with power began to cultivate benefits for themselves and their families instead of serving the people and the country, leading to corrupt behaviour, as well as buying and selling positions. Such cases have been strictly punished by the Party and the State.

To identify those people in positions who become rich quickly and abnormally, it is necessary to rely not only on the Party and State apparatuses but more importantly on the people, Tuc said. Therefore, the list of cadres nominated to the 13th Party Central Committee must be publicised so that the people can perform their supervisory role.

Sharing the same view, Duong Quang Phai, a former official of the Party Central Committee's Inspection Commission, said the personnel work should be made public for the people to choose.

If the personnel selection does not rely on those people who obtain information on the candidates, then it will certainly be difficult to find officials of quality, said former President of the VFF Central Committee Pham The Duyet.

Many comments emphasised that the fact that numerous officials being disciplined in the recent past provides a valuable lesson in the personnel selection and appointment.

Personnel selection must go through more channels, not only through the appointment process of Party and State agencies, and feedback from voters and people as well as from socio-political organisations should be heard./.