Thursday, May 09, 2019, 11:05 (GMT+7)
General Political Department’s Office enhances general planning advisory quality of Party work and political work within the military

Undertaking the main political task of general planning advice on Party work and political work in the military, over 70 years of building, combat and development, the General Political Department’s Office (GPDO) (founded on May 11th 1946) has constantly managed to successfully accomplish its assigned functions and missions in order to build up the tradition of “Faithfulness, dedication, steadfastness, keenness, unity, determination to win,” contributing to developing the General Political Department’s Agency (GPDA) and improving the quality and effectiveness of Party work and political work in the military.

Over the past few years, under the leadership of the General Political Department Agency Party Committee and the direct instruction of Chief of the General Political Department, the Office has proactively and actively renewed working method and style to fulfill its general planning advice on Party work and political work, bringing this important work on a par with mission requirements. It has also actively advised leaders of the GPD to instruct organizations and units in the whole military to raise awareness and responsibility of party committees, commanders, political organizations and cadres at all levels of the general planning work on Party work and political work. Additionally, the GPDO has taken the initiative in collaborating with organizations and units to research, propose, promulgate, and improve regulations on the general planning work on Party work and political work, which lays the legal foundation for ensuring synchronicity and effectiveness in the whole military.

In the process, the GPDO always maintains close relationships with offices of Party organizations, unions at the Central level, Office of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and Ministry of National Defence (MND), and relevant offices and units to proactively propose and advise leaders of the GPD to work out directions, missions, and plans for Party work and political work in the military for each term, period, year, and mission to ensure comprehensiveness and focalization; leads and cooperates with other departments in enabling the GPD to successfully propagandize, expedite the implementation, supervise, examine, make preliminary summing-up, summarize, and gain experience from Party work and political work. In addition, it also pays attention to consolidating and staffing the general planning branch on Party work and political work in the whole military; cultivates the corps of cadres in terms of dignity, ability, and working method and style; and well conduct practical summarization and develop philosophy of the general planning branch of Party work and political work. Many working procedures of the general planning work are developed and perfected according to ISO standards. A number of scientific projects are applied in reality to contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of Party work and political work.

Nowadays, national construction and defence, especially the building of a politically strong military, imposes increased demands on Party work and political work. Accordingly, the general planning work in this field must be actively innovated in terms of content; forms and methods of doing this work must be flexibly applied to promote operating quality and effectiveness. Given its function as the leading body, the GPDO focuses on well implementing the following major solutions.

First, strengthening leadership and instruction of party committees, leading cadres, and political organizations on the general planning work on Party work and political work. The general planning work on Party work and political work is under the leadership of party committees. The GPDO, therefore, continues to advise leaders of the GDP to instruct party committees at all levels, within their area of responsibility, to promote their leadership, direction, management, instruction, examination, and effective execution of the general planning work on Party work and political work. Leading cadres, notably commissars, must raise their awareness and responsibility for regularly and opportunely instructing content and the general planning task, especially the key and unscheduled ones. Political organizations at all levels directly manage, advise, instruct, examine, and assume all responsibility for the implementation of this work in their units while collaborating with the GPD’s departments to exercise better management of the rate of progress and results of Party work and political work. They also have to proactively discover and recall units which pay insufficient attention to the leadership and instruction of this work or have manifestations of giving specialized organization and cadres a blank cheque to perform the general planning work.

Second, renewing and enhancing quality of giving advice on the implementation of general planning work on Party work and political work at the whole military level. The GPDO has to regularly perceive its higher echelon’s guidelines, positions and directions; be firmly aware of situations, stick to practice, and creatively apply knowledge to advising and proposing planning direction and mission, and documents guiding Party work and political work in the whole military in a correct, practical and effective manner. At the same time, it should sternly instruct, examine and expedite the execution of this work and make preliminary summing-up and summarization to timely and seriously learn form experience. It is necessary to continue to renew forms and methods; scrutinize the higher echelon’s guiding documents and instructions; diversify the comprehension of information; and strengthen relationships with organizations and units inside and outside the military to conduct general planning work on Party work and political work.

It is important to concentrate on realizing content of the general planning work on the occasion of big events of the country and VPA for the period of 2019-2020. The GPDO needs to well recapitulate situations and report on the Party work and political work over the period 2015-2020; establish and propose directions, missions and plans of Party work and political work for the next 5 years (2021-2025) in the run-up to the Party Congress at all levels and the 13th National Party Congress; and lead and collaborate with other relevant agencies to implement programmes, projects, resolutions, and strategies of the Party Central Committee and the Central Military Commission, contributing to improving quality of Party work and political work in the military.

Third, continuing to strictly maintain regulations and operating procedures; promoting quality of the general planning branch on Party work and political work in the military. Improving quality and effectiveness of the general planning work on Party work and political work in the military is responsibility of party committees, party organizations, leading cadres, political organizations, and commissars at all levels as well as of relevant organizations and forces, especially the advisory role of the GPDO. Henceforth, organizations and cadres in charge of general planning work from grass-roots level to the whole military need to thoroughly comprehend, strictly comply with, and enhance the implementation of working regimes stipulated in Regulation on general planning work on Party work and political work. On the basis of established working procedures of the general planning work, it is vital to continue to develop procedures to ensure that the general planning work is done synchronously with less time and human resources and better quality and effectiveness.

The GPDO needs to better fulfill its professional task; strengthen management and instruction on general planning skills; propose further administrative reform in Party work and political work; well carry out meeting regime; create connectivity to share information and opportunely address difficulty with a view to further increasing awareness of function, mission, and working method and reaching consensus on solutions to improve operating quality of this branch. Additionally, it should successfully conduct research, summarization of practice, and develop the branch’s theory with a focus on emerging issues; continue to propose increased budget for this branch; step by step put forward investment on technological infrastructure and establishment of a web portal in support of instructing, controlling and managing Party work and political work of leaders of the GPD and the whole military, in accordance with the road map for building an E-government in the time to come.

Fourth, regularly cultivating the corps of cadres in charge of general planning work on Party work and political work in the military. The GPDO needs to redouble its efforts to advise leaders of the GPD to instruct party committees and commanders at all levels to regularly staff their units; ceaselessly improve quality of cadres responsible for Party work and political work, especially in terms of political steadfastness, dignity, lifestyle, working style, knowledge, skills, and experience in performing general planning work on Party work and political work; and closely combine training at schools with training in units, particularly by means of undertaking functions and missions. The GPDO collaborates with the Political Academy to expedite a plan approved by the MND for opening a training course for general planning cadres in Party work and political work in 2019. Lessons will be learnt to conduct this course better in the future. Besides its corps of cadres in charge of general planning work, the GPDO will continue to select cadres according to the defined criteria and attach special attention to cultivating political steadfastness, ability and strategic thinking, especially in the realms of forecasting situations, generalizing and proposing accurate, sound, suitable guidelines and solutions, satisfying mission demands.

Fifth, making the GPDO comprehensively robust and capable of successfully accomplishing assigned tasks. Apart from exercising its function as the leading advisory organ on general planning work on Party work and political work, the GPDO strengthens its leadership and instruction on the implementation of general advisory mission in the GPD’s departments, notably financial work, Party work and political work in the whole military; internal issues of the GPD’s departments such as staffing, operations and training, legal affairs, foreign relations, military administration, support for leaders of the GPD; good settlement of relations with agencies and units pertaining to serving the instruction, management and implementation of Party work and political work while paying attention to making the GPDO Party Committee pure and strong, and the GPDO comprehensively robust, always capable of successfully accomplishing its assigned missions.

Bringing into play its tradition and recorded achievements, the GPDO continues to closely cooperate with agencies and units in the military and beyond in ceaselessly improving its operating quality and effectiveness, striving to be worthy of the leading organ of the general planning branch on Party work and political work in the military.

Senior Colonel Do Xuan Tung, Head of the General Political Department’s Office

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