At the videophone conference of the third stage of study and practice of the Scientific Outlook on Development held on March 25 in Guangyuan city, Sichuan province, 212 village (community) Party Branches and 132 Party Branch Secretaries were cited and awarded. These awarded grassroots cadres have just stood up a special "evaluation": making an open report on their work to the mass deputies, and received a public evaluation.
The grass-roots cadres democratic evaluation meeting first launched in Sichuan would be held once a year, the "candidates" are 2,652 village (community) Party Branches and Party Branch Secretaries, the "examiners" are 540,000 people (each household can send one deputy).
Guangyuan city drew on the appraisal management experience of the leading groups and leading cadres at the county level. The city explored and established the evaluation system on village-level leading groups and cadres. The main purpose is to optimize village-level cadre groups, let the leading groups get onto the regular, standardized and institutionalized track.
"The mass can evaluate their performance. The evaluation must conform to public opinion," said Luo Qiang, Guangyuan City Party Committee Secretary.
The village (community) party branches and the party branch secretaries given satisfactory ratings by the mass evaluation will be awarded by the municipal, county party committees. The village (community) party branches, party branch secretaries found to be not satisfactory by the masses will be reorganized and adjusted.
Many village officials said that such incentives system will make them feel more pressure, but will further arouse their enthusiasm.
According to the Committee Organization Department of Guangyuan City, the basic operation process of the democratic evaluation is: the party branch secretary of the village make the open report on his work to the village (community)'s party members and masses over the 18 years of age. The deputies of the residence, the village (community) cadres and township cadres will make three evaluations.
"It really fulfills the people's right of knowledge, participation, expression, and supervision, so only these elected cadres can stand firm and stay long," said Gaoshan, minister of the Organization Department of Guangyuan City.
By People's Daily Online