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Proposal handling mechanism gets overhaul

Updated: 2015-03-25 17:02
By SU ZHOU (chinadaily.com.cn)

More efficient process will help improve economic development, governance and people's livelihoods.

China's top political advisory body will enhance the mechanism of supervising the proposal handling process for government departments and units, said a senior official.

Du Qinglin, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said it will establish a "return-visiting" mechanism for key proposals and re-initiate some of them if necessary.

Du said they will also enhance supervision work by including the proposal handling work into government's performance appraisal and exploring a way that both CPPCC members and proposal handling departments can communicate and give assessments on their work.

China's top political advisers finished their annual gathering in Beijing on March 13 and submitted more than 5,857 proposals to the central government to improve economic development, governance and people's livelihoods.

The proposals have focused on themes that include deepening reform and ruling the nation by law, as well as protecting and improving people's interests and livelihoods, a report issued by the proposal committee under the CPPCC National Committee said.

After the proposal committee vetted the proposals, a total of 4,984 were transferred to governments departments and units for further handling. About 728 proposals were also forwarded to them for research and reference.

In the past, CPPCC members had to propose the same proposals every year and still they didn't get satisfactory feedback. Du said many reasons explained this phenomenon, but the key point was the government department that dealt with the proposal didn't solve the issue.

"Some proposals got feedback, but only general ones, such as explaining policies to members but not explaining why they could not be solved," said Du.

"And this problem has to be dealt with," added Du. "A proposal has to be dealt with by the end of that year and if it cannot be dealt with immediately, it has to be listed as an important work reference to certain government bodies."

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