Can an official make a recommendation after making a mistake? Experts say so.


Can an official make a recommendation after making a mistake? Experts say so.

Original title: can an official make a recommendation after making a mistake? Experts say so.

Can officials make mistakes and promote them?

Jingzhou Discipline Inspection Commission has made it clear that as long as it is not for personal gain and has a good attitude of correcting mistakes, it will be recommended for appointment if it works actively during the period of influence.

Yang Nu was a little surprised when he saw his name on the "list of cadres to be promoted" published by the unit. At that time, he had just passed the "impact period" after administrative demerit punishment. He did not expect that after the "impact period" just passed, he could rise from the subsidiary to ZHENG Ke.

Yang Buyuan is deputy director of Jingzhou Shashi Urban Management Bureau. In April 2016, a well-known enterprise in Shacheng District was not approved for illegal construction, the city management department has not yet dealt with this matter, the foundation of the building has been completed. In June 2016, the City Commission for Discipline Inspection gave Yang Yang administrative punishment.

At first one month, Yang Nursing was very upset, after all, the enterprise is a large enterprise attracting investment, no one expected to make such a mistake. In the following month, the leaders of the organization kept talking to him, and he began to unload his psychological burden.

In Jingzhou, Yang Bu is not alone. In this city, a stable operation mechanism has been established for the return visit of the punished cadres, including the preparation of the return visit, the process of the return visit, the assessment and evaluation, and the application of the results.

Help and return visit

According to the regulations of the city, after the sanction is issued, the unit to which the sanctioned person is located shall, within one month, determine the person who is responsible for the sanction and the measures to help him or her, and fill in the "Report Form on the Implementation of the Education Assistance for the Personnel to be Handled" and return it to the case-hearing Department of the Commission for Discipline Inspection, which shall, in accordance with the specific circumstances of the sanctioned person. Draw up a return visit plan and set up an education team.

According to the regulations, the visiting group will pay a return visit to the displaced persons at least once a year. The group has a higher frequency of return visits for negative correction and heavier punishment.

A person in charge of Jingzhou Discipline Inspection Commission told China News Weekly that the interview was not limited to the party members and cadres who had been dealt with, but also the people who had been dealt with.

In the process of return visit, the responsible person is very important. Xiao Junjie, director of the case trial room of the Jingzhou Commission for Discipline Inspection, told China News Weekly that in selecting the responsible persons, they should try their best to help the supervisors who are familiar with and willing to help the punished cadres. "This is the person who knows and understands them most."

Wan Lingling is currently the party secretary and director of the Jingzhou Municipal Development and Reform Commission. In 2014, when she was Secretary of the county committee in Jiangling County, Jingzhou City, she signed a letter of responsibility for environmental protection on behalf of Jiangling County. Later, the county's sewage treatment plant failed to operate normally because of the inadequate transfer payment funds. In December 2016, she was accountable for a month's appointment to the development and reform of Jingzhou City. The organization chose Zhong Zhiqing, the leading deputy mayor of Jingzhou, as her responsible assistant.

"Leaders in charge have a better communication with me. In his usual conversation, he will mention what I have been told, and advise me to lay down my burden and work hard. Wan Lingling told China News Weekly.

Wan Lingling and Yang Nu both said that they would not deliberately remember to have a formal conversation. They usually mentioned it "incidentally" while communicating.

At the beginning of 2018, Jingzhou adjusted the way of talking, no longer stressing the form and place of talking, but paying more attention to the political and legal effects of talking.

At the end of the sanction period, the return visit education team will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the thoughts, study and work of the sanctioned personnel during the period. The parties should write summaries and provide relevant supporting materials. The return visit group filled in the "assessment and evaluation form of the disposed personnel", including the opinions of the educational helper, the head of the Party organization of the unit, the relevant discipline inspection and supervision group, the return visit education group, the Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision and other parties.

Xiao Junjie told China News Weekly that in order to examine the opinions of all parties in detail, the education team will visit the unit where the punished person is located, consult the conversation records and conduct a questionnaire survey.

The assessment form formed after summing up the opinions of various parties will be provided to the Cadre Supervision Office of the organizational department as an important reference for the promotion and appointment of punished personnel.

In fact, Hubei's exploration of the education system has started two years ago.

At the end of 2015, the Hubei Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection issued the Notice on Strengthening the Education and Management of Punished Party Members and Cadres, requesting Party organizations at all levels to take on the responsibility of education and rescue for Party members and cadres who have made mistakes. In response, Jingzhou began an attempt to return to education in April 2016.

Among the punished cadres in Jingzhou City, 70%~80% were lighter punishments. After being punished, their enthusiasm for work was mostly affected.

Xiao Junjie told China News Weekly that they gained a lot of inspiration in the process of investigating the situation in various places. For example, we should make a personalized plan for the respondents; we can arrange the conversation place in the base of honest and clean government education or at home; we should emphasize the main responsibility of helping and leading people, and try to create good conditions for the punished cadres and so on.

In May 2018, the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued the "Opinions on Further Encouraging Cadres to Take on New Actions in the New Era", proposing to help cadres learn lessons, correct mistakes, let the punished cadres lay down their burdens and change "mistakes" into "promising".

In June this year, the Hubei Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Ministry of Organization jointly issued the Interim Measures for the Use of Education and Management of Disposed Cadres in Hubei Province, which expanded the scope of administration from punished Party members to punished public officials, and further clarified the reward and punishment mechanism after the return visit to education.

Xiao Junjie said that Jingzhou wanted to promote the return visit education system, just as the Central Committee and Hubei Provincial Committee issued relevant documents, so they put the spirit of the two documents into the implementation rules, and made it clear: as long as the correct attitude is good, they will recommend to the organizational departments.

The research group has been controversial about whether or not the party members and cadres who are dismissed from public office should be included in the return visit. Many party members and cadres at the grass-roots level have not been there because of breaking the law. But if we do not pay a return visit, we will not be able to understand its ideological and living conditions. The research team finally decided not to include it in the implementation details, but as far as possible to help and care. In addition, some party members who are no longer in the original unit recommend them to the community for management.

Consideration of promotion

Bai Zhili, a professor of the School of Government Management at Peking University, told China News Weekly that since no effective evaluation mechanism has been found to accurately judge the long-term performance of Party members and cadres'individual behavior, the conclusions drawn by any evaluation mechanism and method can only be used as a reference.

A person in charge of the Discipline Inspection Commission of Luotian County, Hubei Province, told China News Weekly that about 17 cadres were re-appointed this year, most of whom came from poverty alleviation. "The accountability of these cadres, mostly because of the achievements of the punishment, is a light punishment, heavy punishment under the general less can be appointed."

A standing deputy minister of the Organizational Department of the prefecture-level municipal Party Committee said that it would not normally happen for the discipline commission to offer suggestions to the organizational departments on the appointment of punished cadres. When the cadres are promoted, the organizational departments will follow the principle of "being very cautious and strict".

In 2014, the Discipline Inspection Commission of Hongan County, Hubei Province, proposed to the organizational departments to "reuse" 15 punished cadres, which caused a huge controversy on the Internet. Hong'an County Commission for Discipline Inspection responded that the 15 cadres were punished for "work-related errors" and did not involve corruption and moral corruption.

Wan Xiaoyong, then Secretary of the Discipline Inspection Commission in Hongan County, pointed out that this was a breakthrough for the discipline inspection departments. "In the past, when organizational departments consulted the Commission on the use of cadres, the Commission generally vetoed those who had been punished."

By contrast, the appointment of displaced cadres in Jingzhou is obviously more relaxed. Jingzhou Discipline Inspection Commission clearly stated that as long as it is not for personal gain, a good attitude to correct mistakes, positive work during the impact period, we will certainly be recommended for appointment.

Ren Jianming, a special supervisor invited by the Commission for Discipline Inspection and a professor of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, said that promotion and reuse after the expiration of the phases would have been in line with the system. In the current environment of strengthening discipline and accountability, the number of punished cadres has greatly increased. If a cadre is given up after being punished, it is also a great loss to cadre resources.

Jingzhou's return visit system is becoming more stringent. Before the implementation of the return visit education system in 2016, the assessment focused on whether the sanctions were implemented according to the provisions, and whether the sanctions could be lifted after the expiration of the impact period. Now the assessment has been designed in both positive and negative aspects. "Excellent performance, we will recommend reuse to the Party committee or the organization departments at the same level, negative performance, will carry out critical education, if again violate discipline, will increase the sanctions." Xiao Junjie said.

One effect of the help system is to reduce the accountability of some officials.

Wan Lingling told China News Weekly that when she was a county magistrate in Jiangling County, she did not make the most scientific arrangements for sewage treatment because of the financial constraints because she had to weigh a lot of things. But she soon realized her problems after she was appointed to the post of development and Reform in Jingzhou City.

"If I do it again, I will sign the letter of responsibility. You can't do nothing because you're afraid of taking responsibility. " Wan Lingling said.

Not long ago, at a major project planning meeting in Jingzhou City, Jingzhou Mayor Cui Yonghui took the initiative to mention that he had just arrived in Jingzhou shortly after he was asked by the leadership.

Cui Yonghui's frankness surprised Wan Lingling. "Leader's inquiry is a very secret matter, he can not mention it at all. But he just wants to tell us through his experience that "private sin is not allowed and public crime is not without it."

After being punished last year, Yang Nu felt that she was more cautious about her work and dared not despise some seemingly routine problems. Wan Lingling, on the other hand, said that it was not so much prudent as more comprehensive in the face of complex problems. "This is a progressive prudence."

Bai Zhili believes that the return visit education system fills a long-standing gap in the lack of management and supervision of punished Party members and cadres, and is conducive to mobilizing members of the public sector to the maximum extent.

Wen / Zhang Jieqiong

(China Newsweek, 2018 issue thirty-fourth)

Source: China Newsweek

Editor in chief: Zhang Yiling


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