Monday, December 17, 2018, 18:27 (GMT+7)
The Division 8 raises the quality of legal propagation, dissemination and education

Being a main unit stationed in a strategic defensive direction of the Military Region 9, the Division 8 is assigned to maintain combat readiness, train the active force and the reserve force, assist the people in natural disaster prevent and combat, and perform contingency tasks. While its tasks are onerous, the unit is stationed in a large area near an industrial park with a large population; most of its staff members are young officers with limited capability and experience in troop management and training; its soldiers’ intellectual level is unequal; the political security and social order in the area have complex developments. Those difficulties greatly impact on its staff members’ awareness and ideology and observance of discipline as well as its task performance. Clearly understanding that, the Division’s leadership has synchronously adopted measures to build strong unit comprehensively, with priority given to improving the quality of legal propagation, dissemination and education in order to make a steady change in its cadres and soldiers’ conformity to the State’s law and the Military discipline, and help all cadres and soldiers fulfil their responsibilities and assigned tasks.

To start with, the Division has strengthened the leadership and direction of all-level party committees and commands and promoted the role of the Legal Dissemination and Education Council in the process. Perceiving the significance and importance of legal propagation, dissemination, and education towards raising cadres and soldiers’ legal awareness and culture, right in the beginning months of a year, the Division’s leadership directs the party committees of offices and units to include the work of legal propagation, dissemination and education in their action plans; to set the guidelines, tasks, content, duration, and objects of propagation; to combine legal propagation, dissemination and education with political education and ideological management. The monthly and yearly leading resolutions by party committees and cells must assess the performance of this work and consider the results as one of the criteria for evaluating and rewarding cadres and units.

On an annual basis, the Division’s Party Committee consolidates and supplements the Legal Dissemination and Education Council and its contingent of legal speakers and communicators; completes the system of lesson plans and invests in building legal bookshelves; maintains the order for lesson screening. The Legal Dissemination and Education Council regularly conducts reviews to draw lessons, opportunely rectify weaknesses, and formulate guidelines and measures to perform the work of legal propagation, dissemination and education. At the same time, it proactively cooperates with competent offices, such as Provincial Department of Justice, Provincial Public Security, the Military Region 9’s Military Court and Criminal Investigation in holding refresher courses for legal speakers in units at each level, and at the same time dispatch cadres to study and attend training courses at schools and encourage cadres’ self-study. Up to now, the Division has had 38 legal speakers who have deep knowledge of law, great prestige within the unit, hands-on experience and good teaching method, meeting the requirements set by the work of legal propagation, dissemination and education.

Besides, the Division’s Party Committee and Command have paid special attention to developing the program and classifying groups of objects in accordance with each unit’s particularities and task requirements. In addition to the fixed education program, units have proactively asked troops to study and grasp legal normative documents, the Military Regulations, and directives, guiding documents and regulations by the Ministry of National Defence and the Military Region on discipline management and maintenance as well as safety regulations within the Military. As for the active force, the Division has organized training courses for officers and soldiers on special topics, such as the Law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the 2014 Law on officers of the Vietnam People’s Army, the 2012 Law on Corruption Prevention and Combat, the 2013 Law on Thrift Practice and Waste Combat, The 2012 Law on Handling Administrative Violations and regulations on handling administrative violations in the areas under the management of the Ministry of National Defence. Moreover, the Division has required its affiliates to grasp the Decision 04/QĐ-BQP stipulating the handling of discipline violations that are not severe enough to attribute criminal responsibility, the Law on Health Insurance  and its execution in the military, the Directive 854/CT-BTL by the Military Region 9 Commander on “strengthening measures to ensure traffic safety and observance of the Law on Land Road Traffic within the armed forces”, the Law on Inland Waterway Traffic, and a number of measures to ensure land road and inland waterway traffic safety as well as the military’s training and work safety; the Regulations on management and use of motorbikes in the military. As far as the reserve force is concern, units have studied the Ordinance on the Reserve Force, the Law on Military Service, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat’s Decision 41-KL/TW on continued implementation of the Politburo’s Directive 16-CT/TW on “strengthening the Party’s leadership over the militia and self-defence force and the reserve force in the new situation”, the Law on Militia and Self-Defence Force, the Land Law, the Denunciation Law, the Law on Complaints, the Ordinance on Dykes and others related to local military and defence tasks. Besides, focus has been put on education to maintain a sense of vigilance, fight against collection of intelligence information, and protect military and national secrets. Amidst the rapid development of information technology and the hostile forces’ severe sabotage in cyber space, the Division has actively introduced regulations by the State, Military and Unit on information protection and Internet access, and the Decree 174/2013/NĐ-CP on handling administrative violations in the areas of post, telecommunication, and information technology. As a result, all cadres and soldiers have maintained a sense of vigilance against information leak, infiltration and unintentional violations of law and military discipline.

Under the motto of “making it easy to remember and understand”, the Division’s Party Committee and Command have directed its affiliates to flexible employ and diversify forms and methods of education in accordance with the staff’s task and intellectual level, with emphasis placed on special topics, news briefings, political-ideological meetings, newspaper reading, forums, and dialogues. At the same time, via visits, exchanges, twining activities and mass mobilization work, cadres and soldiers’ sense of observance of law and military discipline has been raised. Furthermore, units have adopted many other formats, such as soldiers’ club, soldiers’ birthday, artistic performances, sports, meetings with localities and soldiers’ families to inform them about each soldier’s results of training and self-improvement as well as the situation, regulations and policies in units so as to help unit leadership grasp the troops’ ideology and opportunely deal with the issues arising from reality. Units at all levels have combined basic education with regular education, and general education with private education. Notably, in recent years, the Division’s units and offices have proactively applied technologies to legal education, such as models and diagrams in political lectures, and electronic lesson plans, which have been highly appreciated by the Military Region. Moreover, the Division has strictly maintained the order for the “Law Day” in its units (once a month) to introduce legal documents and directives and guiding documents by higher echelons related to the observance of military discipline and units’ task to cadres and soldiers, to exchange and discuss legal issues, and to inspect cadres and troops’ knowledge of law, military discipline and units’ regulations.

Besides, the Division has regularly carried out the work of discipline management and regularity building as well as emulation movements and campaigns. Units have stringently maintained the regulations, renewed the working method and style, opportunely rectified violations, and formed the habit of observing the State’s law, the Military discipline and units’ regulations. To effectively manage the troops, the Division’s Party Committee has asked cadres at all levels to grab hold of the profile, family circumstance and relationships of their troops, particularly those who are working in crucial and secret sections. The Division’s emulation movements have always been put in order; due attention has been paid to troops’ material and spiritual life, thereby creating a strong mental motivation for the units to fulfil the tasks. The work of evaluating, commending and rewarding collectives and persons has been conducted comprehensively, objectively, and practically. The movements, such as “the youth and strict discipline maintenance”, “the youth takes the lead in the fight against crime, narcotic and prostitution”, and “battalions and companies successfully fulfil the task, commit no discipline violation and ensure the absolute safety”, have been effectively organized. Consequently, there has been no serious violation of discipline and safety during training within the Division.

Promoting the recorded results, in the upcoming time, the Division 8’s Party Committee and Command will continue stepping up the work of legal propagation, dissemination and education in order to raise cadres and troops’ awareness of conforming to the State’s law, Military discipline, and Division’s regulations as the basis for the Division’s successful fulfilment of all assigned tasks.

Sr. Col. Phan Triet Khoa, Commissar of the Division 8

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