The National Assembly Office and the UNDP on May 3 held a seminar in Hanoi discussing the organization and operation of the support system of the Vietnam NA.
Nguyen Hanh Phuc, Head of the NA Office said the seminar provided theoretical and practical ground for renewing the operation of the NA support system.
NA deputies and experts assessed the operation of the NA support system and proposed innovations for the future.
The seminar was focused on the general problems facing the NA Office in the new context, the model of parliamentary support systems in some other countries, and what NA deputies expect from their support agencies.
According to a report presented at the seminar, the NA Office has made great contributions to the development of the legislature. It has effectively assisted NA deputies and agencies to fulfil their mission of legislation, supervision, and decision-making of the country’s important issues.
However, there remain gaps in the organization of the NA Office and other support agencies in general, leading to ineffective operation.
Therefore, participants said that the operation of the support agencies should fully meet the demand of the NA and its deputies.
To this end, they proposed changing support departments for the NA Ethnic Council and NA Committees to the Council and Committees’ offices and establishing an NA Chairman Office.
The NA Standing Committee has directed related agencies to build a project to improve the NA operational efficiency and another to complete the organization of an NA support system with a focus on legislation, supervision, decision-making of the country’s important issues, as well as organization of NA sessions, NA Standing Committee’s sessions, and the meeting of voters.