Being loyal to the nation and people, making all-out efforts to serve the people and doing nothing that harms the nation have long been a system of reference for officials and Party members to follow.
This system is also the guideline of the 12th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC)’s Regulation No. 08-QDi/TW on the responsibility for setting examples of officials and Party members, firstly members of the Politburo, the Secretariat and the CPVCC.
It is also seen as a political commitment of senior Party leaders before the nation and people.
The regulations again demonstrate the viewpoint and thoughts of the Party and President Ho Chi Minh on the close-knit relations between the Party and people, as well as the goal and motivation of the Party and each Party member, which is the people.
The lesson that people are the roots of everything is true for any revolutionary period. Therefore, officials and Party members must rely on the people, stay close to the people in order to understand their thinking and aspirations.
They also need to set examples and work as pioneers in all aspects, and spare no efforts to complete their tasks, for the sake of people.
The viewpoint has always been put at the top of all Party directives, resolutions and regulations.
The regulations also require all officials and Party members to resolutely fight wrong acts and negative phenomena.
For these reasons, the CPV has taken drastic actions in inspection work and tightened discipline within the Party and the State apparatus.
Since the 12th National Party Congress in 2016, all-level Party Committees and inspection committees have disciplined more than 490 Party organisations and 35,000 Party members, of whom nearly 1,300 were punished due to corruption and deliberate violations of regulations.
The CPVCC’s Inspection Commission has uncovered many serious violations and issued disciplinary measures, and asked the CPVCC, the Politburo and the Secretariat to take measures against not a few high-ranking officials and Party organisations, including CPVCC and Politburo members and incumbent and retired officials, in both executive bodies and armed forces.
Apart from inspections, disciplinary work and corruption fight, the Party has paid attention to improving the leadership capacity of Party organisations, especially promoting the pioneer role of officials and Party members to motivate people to unite.
President Ho Chi Minh said “Forces of the working class and labourers are huge and limitless. However, the forces need the Party leadership to firmly win victories. Also, the Party needs to be close to the masses and skillfully organise and lead the masses in order to make the revolution a success.”
It has been proven that people serve as a great source of internal strength. When they are gathered and led by the Party, they become an endless source of strength to take the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation to victory. Being close to the people, relying on the people and serving their interest are the core of the Party’s leading methods.