North central provinces seek to reform People’s Council meetings

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the meeting of the People’s Councils of north central provinces on January 23 (Photo: VNA) Thanh Hoa (VNA) – National Assembly (NA)Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended a meeting on January 23 of the People’sCouncils of north central provinces which looked to reform and improve the meetingquality of the councils. The event in Thanh Hoa city was attended byrepresentatives from Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, andThua Thien-Hue provinces.NA Chairwoman Ngan took note of changes in thedirection of better effectiveness in the organisation of regular sessions ofPeople’s Councils at different levels in many localities. However, there remaina number of shortcomings attributable to both objective and subjective causes.She asked officials, especially standing membersof the People’s Councils, to work out measures to address those shortcomings.The NA leader noted that regular sessions ofPeople’s Councils are the most important activity of the local state poweragencies as they make decisions on key issues relating to socio-economicdevelopment, political security, social order and safety, and people’s livingstandards.Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention tothe sessions’ quality and effectiveness, she noted, adding that the reform ofPeople’s Councils sessions must suit local reality while adhering to the 2015Law on Organisation of Local Administrations.The top legislator asked People’s Councils tospend more time of their sessions on discussing contentious issues instead ofpresenting reports.The effectiveness and quality of the sessionsgreatly depends on the performance of People’s Council deputies, especiallyfull-time deputies. Therefore, deputies themselves need to improve their senseof responsibility and capacity… [Read full story]


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