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Measures to improve discipline management and safety assurance at Division 320

Being fully aware of the fact that discipline is the attribute, requirement, and strength of the Military, the Party Committee and Command of Division 320, Corps 3 decide that improving discipline management and security assurance is a breakthrough, which creates firm stability, thus fulfilling all assigned tasks in the new situation.

The work of discipline management and safety assurance plays a decisive role in improving combat strength and task performance of each agency and unit, yet it is difficult, always changing and is affected by many factors. Therefore, adopting appropriate and effective measures to well manage discipline and assure safety for the unit is urgent for both short and long term. Being well aware of this, in recent years, the Division’s Party Committee and Command attach great importance to this work and have focused on leading and directing the Division to fulfil it, achieving significant results, notably: the awareness of party committees and commanders at all levels and the political determination in leading and directing have been raised. Agencies and units have proactively grasped, made plans and programs, strictly implemented higher echelons’ resolutions and directives regarding discipline management and safety assurance. Legal propaganda and cognitive education for soldiers attract regular attention from all-level party committees and commanders. Indeed, the stringent adherence to daily and weekly routines, the regularity as well as the work regime of commanders, political commissars and junior political commissars is maintained. Military dressing and greeting have also seen positive changes. The work of grasping, predicting, preventing, and dealing with arising issues and disciplinary violations has been carried out in a proactive, serious and effective manner. At the same time, lesson-drawing meetings are held regularly, helping to overcome limitations and weaknesses. By doing so, the sense of law and discipline observance as well as safety assurance of cadres and soldiers has changed remarkably, resulting in hardly any serious disciplinary violations among agencies and units.

To improve the quality and effectiveness of discipline management and safety assurance in upcoming time, the Division focuses on several main measures as follows:

First, strengthening the leadership and direction of all-level party committees and commanders on this important work. As practice shows, the majority of disciplinary violations and unsafe incidents in traffic in the whole military are rooted from subjective reasons such as leadership laxity, neglect, and irresponsibility of all-level commanders. Therefore, there is a need to maintain regular, continuous and strengthened leadership and direction on discipline management and safety assurance, especially when performing irregular tasks far from the units or during break time and day off, when soldiers tend to violate discipline and safety regulations. Party committees and organisations at all levels should review, properly assess the reality of their own units in order to issue synchronous and feasible thematic resolutions on the improvement of regularity building, discipline management and safety assurance. 

The work of reminding and correcting discipline observance and safety assurance needs to be done on a daily basis by various means, in which cadres, especially grassroots-level ones, play a decisive role. They have to strictly perform their responsibilities and tasks, regularly supervise their subordinates, thus predicting possible situations to take appropriate measures to prevent disciplinary violations and unsafe incidents. Agencies and units at all levels need to periodically review, summarise, draw lesson, and properly assess the practice of this work to map out measures for correction, timely praise and reward collectives and individuals with outstanding achievements. Besides, they need to resolutely fight against manifestations of subjectivity, oversimplification, complacency in leadership, direction and organisation.

Second, attaching importance to political and ideological education; proactively preventing disciplinary violations and unsafety incidents early and from afar at grassroots levels. Military discipline is the dialectical blend of self-discipline and strictness, in which self-discipline serves as both a foundation and a goal, ensuring the firm stability in discipline observance and safety assurance of soldiers. On that basis, agencies and units need to continue to organise wide-ranging political activities, creating a strong change in awareness and responsibilities of cadres and soldiers in discipline observance and safety assurance. They also need to focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of regular legal education; the grasp of higher echelons’ documents, directives must go into the core issues in accordance with the motto “easy to understand, easy to remember, easy to implement”. Strengthening legal education for soldiers with abnormal behaviour, small group, forces working outside the barracks and soldiers on home leave; focusing on propaganda and dissemination of regulations on social network use for soldiers; proactively reviewing and grasping soldiers with signs of depression, complex social relationships in order to take measures to manage and educate them, thus preventing them from committing suicide. Regular attention has been paid to the material and spiritual well-being of soldiers, creating a favourable environment for cadres and soldiers in agencies and units to stay committed.

Third, being persistent and resolute in implementing contents and measures to manage discipline and assure safety in each agency and unit. This serves as an important basis for improving the quality and effectiveness of discipline observance and safety assurance in each agency and unit. Therefore, the Division orders that party committees and commanders at all levels decide the appropriate measures to manage discipline and assure safety on the basis of reviewing and properly assessing the practical situation. At the same time, being persistent and resolute in implementing measures, striving that by 2022 and beyond, the rate of common violations will be kept at below 0.2% and there will be no serious disciplinary violation and unsafe incident in training, daily life, cyber security and traffic as well as no case of illegal absence and desertion. To achieve that goal, party committees and commanders at all level need to proactively coordinate with local party committees and authorities and families to closely manage the social relationships of soldiers. Besides, they need to be proactive and effective in predicting, warning, and preventing violations of law and discipline, unsafe incidents, thus not letting social evils to penetrate into their units.

Continuing to thoroughly grasp and strictly implement regulations on training, labour, duty, and traffic participation, especially Instruction No.1004/HD-TCKT issued on 25th February, 2019 by the General Department of Technology on implementing Directive No. 15/CT-TM issued on 3rd February, 2018 by the General Staff on ensuring sufficient reserved ammunition for combat readiness; Instruction No. 2122/HD-QK issued on 5th October, 2017 by Department of Military Weapons on regulations on arranging weapons and ammunition for combat readiness in gun cabinets. Soldiers have to be trained to master skills and deal with any circumstances while performing tasks that involve guns, ammunition, explosives and technical equipment. Strictly maintaining adherence to the process and regulations while using technical equipment; gradually increasing the soldiers’ intensity and resilience while training to avoid overload.

Stepping up legal education about law observance and regulations on managing, using motor vehicles for drivers when participating in road traffic. Strictly complying with regulation on age of drivers for each vehicle size class as well as health and psychological conditions, etc. to use them appropriately. In particular, before high-intensity drills, tank drivers and amoured vehicle drivers need to undergo medical check-ups. Implementing synchronous measures to improve the technical status of vehicles, strictly complying with regulations on safety inspection and testing, prohibiting the use of alcohol and other stimulants when participating in road traffic.

Fourth, encouraging the roles and responsibilities of organisations and forces; promoting the exemplary roles of cadres, especially the commanders, political commissars and junior political commissars in fulfilling their responsibilities, regimes and work relations. According to this, the planning of activities and work need specific regulations, anticipating risks of unsafety; making the soldiers fully grasp the preventive measures. The ones who design and approve plans are held accountable before law if unsafe incident occurs due to inadequate anticipation and prevention. Orderly and effectively maintaining daily and weekly routines, the work regime, especially the one of commanders and all-level party committees, etc. Improving the quality of training and retraining cadres at all levels on the content and methods of implementing ideological work; creatively and effectively apply the document named “100 ideological situations that can arise and suggestions on effective measures for grassroots cadres” in managing soldiers. Building a friendly working style and a healthy lifestyle to be close to subordinate soldiers, thus taking the appropriate measures to assign, supervise and help them, especially those with poor sense of self-discipline.

Being faced with the negative sides of society, the work of discipline management and safety assurance in Division 320 has become increasingly difficult and complex. Therefore, party committees and commanders at all levels have to be fully aware of it, thus promoting the responsibilities of individuals, close coordination and synchronisation of solutions in implementing the work, contributing to the building of Division 320 as a comprehensive strong, “exemplary, typical” unit, maintaining its position as a leading unit in emulation movements of the Corps.

Senior Colonel LE KHAC DO, Acting Commander of the Division

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