(PLO)- The guarantee of security and order at the grassroots level is not only the police force but also the political system, along with the participation of the masses.
On the morning of June 24, the National Assembly discussed the bill on forces participating in the protection of security and order at the grassroots. This is a bill that was voted on by the National Assembly deputies at the 10th session, the XIV session, and when the majority of the National Assembly deputies were voted on, they did not immediately agree to promulgate it.
Today, although the opinions support the promulgation of this law, but about the content, especially about the staffing and organizational structure, many members of the National Assembly are confused. Some NE said that it is necessary to consider whether this bill should be passed or not.
Hope to understand if there is something “unsatisfied”
Representative Pham Van Hoa (Dong Thap) was the one who openly expressed his opinion at that meeting and now he continues to have opinions on this bill.
Delegate Hoa asked the Government to clarify a number of contents on the political basis, the difference between this bill and the bill submitted to the XIV National Assembly, on staffing and budget spending for this force, and evaluate the impact of this bill. the bill’s impact on the village political system.
DP Hoa recognized the importance of security forces at the grassroots. This force includes part-time commune police, street protection group, civil defense team, militia and self-defense force, and reserve mobilization. This force has helped the local government maintain peace and tranquility, and in the past time, it has cooperated with the political system very well.
However, this bill submitted by the Government has a number of shortcomings that RD Hoa thinks needs to be considered from practice.
For example, the forces to protect security and order at the grassroots are many but only “legalize” a small part, mainly the redundant commune police, the group leader, the deputy head of the street, the captain, Deputy civil defense team … to enjoy the regime and policies as prescribed, it will not be fair to the militia and self-defense forces, reserve mobilization, front organizations and village unions, and people’s health workers. number…
NE Hoa quoted the report in the bill and said: the whole country has 103,568 villages, hamlets, hamlets, residential groups, respectively, there will be 103,568 security and order groups. However, the draft does not stipulate how many members per group and thus it will be difficult to calculate the total number of staff, regimes and policies.
NE Hoa assumes each group has 5 members, then there will be 517,840 people. If the allowance for each member is equal to the base salary and other amounts, the members will be entitled to about 2 million/month. So the total expenditure on fostering will be 1,000 billion/month.
“So the force involved in protecting security and order at the grassroots is much higher than the report of the Ministry of Public Security of 300,000 people. If you count the number of the Ministry of Public Security, 300,000 people are too much,” said Hoa.
Representative Pham Van Hoa looks forward to understanding if there is anything unsatisfied. Photo: QH
Along with that, according to RD Hoa, the commune police force to continue to be used is 70,867 people, the residential group is 66,723 people and 161,089 are the Captain and Vice Captain of Civil Defense.
After further analysis, NE Hoa asked the competent authorities, the National Assembly, and the Drafting Board to consider whether to pass this Law or not. If the budget expenditure increases, the staffing and organizational structure are increased, it is not fair to other subjects participating in the mass movement to protect national security.
Finally, RD Hoa said: “The above is my opinion, if there is anything unsatisfied, I hope for your understanding. I stop here.”
Confused about the arbitrary arrangement of forces
Sharing the same opinion with NE Hoa, many other NEs expressed concern about the number of forces involved in protecting security and order at the grassroots in the bill.
“I wonder if the establishment of this force will increase the payroll, increase the state budget or not? This is probably the concern of many delegates, as well as the issue that was raised at the 10th session of the 14th National Assembly,” said Representative Nguyen Minh Tam (Quang Binh).
Representative Nguyen Minh Tam said that the bill could cause discretion to arise and increase the staffing and budget for security forces and order at the grassroots. Photo: QH
The Government’s report affirmed that it did not increase the number of participants, did not increase the budget expenditure, but NE Tam said points b, c, clause 1, Article 13 of the bill stipulate that based on the situation, the requirements to ensure security and order are required. order and socio-economic conditions of the locality, the commune-level People’s Committee annually reviews and summarizes the number of security and order protection groups that need to be established and arranged in villages and residential quarters and the demand for security and order protection groups. the number of titles of security and order protection groups in villages and residential quarters, and report to the district-level People’s Committees to summarize and report to the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities for submission to the People’s Councils of the same level for consideration and decision.
DA Tam said that the decentralization law for local governments to make such decisions will create discretion and inconsistency among localities and may also lead to an increase in staffing and an increase in the budget.
“I suggest that the Drafting Committee, based on the summary of current practice, should consider studying and supplementing specific regulations on criteria for establishing a security and order protection group, the maximum number of members of the National Security Council. security and order protection team to apply uniformly across the country,” said Tam.
Also citing the data in the Government’s report, Representative Tran Van Tuan (Bac Giang) analyzed: “If a group is established in each village to protect security and order and arrange in each group 3 members including the leader. , deputy group members and members, the whole country will have more than 300,000 people who are members of the security and order protection team. This number is even higher, because when necessary, localities can still increase the number of members or set up more groups to protect security and order.”
Representative Nguyen Thi Ngoc Xuan (Binh Duong), suggested that the Drafting Board should not focus on increasing staffing and funding, but should consider the practical effectiveness and necessity of the policy in the current context. now.
“Our Party and State are advocating strongly towards the grassroots, each policy and legal policy must come from the grassroots to improve, the decentralization, decentralization, and assignment of many tasks to the grassroots are necessary. must allocate enough resources for the facility to operate effectively,” said Xuan.
In addition, NE Xuan suggested that the Ministry of Public Security soon advise competent authorities to arrange staffing for local police, including Binh Duong. If there is no staff to arrange, then propose the competent authority for a policy for localities to contract people to work regularly, to support security and order work at the commune level.
“Only then will we promptly solve the human problem, which is very urgent for the work of ensuring security and order at the current facility,” said Xuan.
The explanation is not convincing
The spirit in the Government’s report is to unify the forces involved in protecting order and safety at the grassroots. However, I see from the opinions of the delegates in the group, today that the delegates spoke, the drafting agency, the Ministry of Public Security, also gave explanations, but I think it is necessary to clarify more issues related to the team. civil defense.
Currently, we have only established about 79,000 civil defense teams and the members are more than 800,000. Thus, if according to the provisions of the Law on Fire Prevention and Fighting, we still have about 230,000 teams and if all are established, it can be up to millions more, the captain and vice captain alone is about 47,000.
“This is one of the few laws that the previous National Assembly has not agreed to and left behind, so it must be evaluated very carefully,” said Dong Ngoc Ba. Photo: QH
We must determine that mobilizing people to join forces, whether we provide financial support or not, it is still mobilizing forces and resources of society, even if we do not pay from the budget. policy, but such mobilization, if unnecessary and unreasonable, is also a waste of resources and also needs to assess the impact.
The explanation in the file that it does not pose the problem of merging the civil defense force with the force involved in protecting security and order at the grassroots level according to this law, I think is not convincing, it needs to be studied to calculate. If necessary, we summarize the relevant provisions in the Law on Fire Prevention and Fighting to amend and supplement accordingly.
Dong Ngoc Ba Delta (Binh Dinh)
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