2020: Increasing the number of Vice Presidents of second-grade communal People’s Committee in Vietnam

The National Assembly of Vietnam has just officially approved the Law on amendments to some Articles of the Law on Government Organization and Law on Local Government Organization of Vietnam, which is effective from July 01, 2020.

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Currently, the communal People’s Committee shall be composed of the President, Vice President, members charged with military affairs and those charged with public security affairs. According to Clause 12 Article 2 of the Law on amendments to some Articles of the Law on Government Organization and Law on Local Government Organization of Vietnam amending Article 34 of the Law on Government Organization 2015 of Vietnam: The first- and second-grade communal People’s Committee shall be composed of a maximum of two Vice Presidents; the third-grade communal People’s Committee shall have only one Vice President. 

Thus, in comparison with previous regulation, the new Law has increased 01 Vice Presidents of second-grade communal People’s Committee, but there may not be more than 02 Vice Presidents.

Besides, the Law on amendments to some Articles of the Law on Government Organization and Law on Local Government Organization of Vietnam also amends the provision on organizational structure of the People’s Council of a central-affiliated city, specifically as follows:

- The People’s Council of a central-affiliated city shall be composed of the People’s Council’s delegates elected by the electorate residing in the central-affiliated city. Total delegates of the People’s Council of a central-affiliated city shall be determined according to the following rules:

+ The central-affiliated city populated by one million inhabitants or less is entitled to elect fifty delegates; as for that populated by more than one million inhabitants, one delegate will be additionally elected for an increase by sixty thousand inhabitants but the total number of delegates to be elected shall not exceed eighty-five;

+ Hanoi capital city and Ho Chi Minh city are entitled to elect ninety-five delegates.

- The Standing Committee of the People’s Council of the central-affiliated city shall be composed of the Chairperson of the People’s Council, Vice Chairperson(s) and members who hold the position as the Heads of committees of the People's Council of the central-affiliated city. If the Chairperson of the People’s Council of the central-affiliated city is the full-time delegate of the People’s Council, the Standing Committee of People’s Council of the central-affiliated city shall have only one Vice Chairperson; if the Chairperson of the People’s Council of the central-affiliated city is the part-time delegate of the People’s Council, the Standing Committee of People’s Council of the central-affiliated city shall have two Vice Chairpersons. The Vice Chairperson of the People’s Council of the central-affiliated city is the full-time delegate of the People’s Council.

- The People’s Council of the central-affiliated city shall establish the Legislation Committee, Economy - Budget Committee, Culture - Society Committee and Urban Affairs Committee. Each committee of the People’s Council of the central-affiliated city shall be composed of the Head, Deputy Heads and Members, the number of Members shall be decided by the People’s Council of the central-affiliated city. If the Head of the Committee of the People’s Council of the central-affiliated city is the full-time delegate of the People’s Council, the Committee shall have only one Vice Head; if the Head of the Committee of the People’s Council of the central-affiliated city is the part-time delegate of the People’s Council, the Committee shall have two Vice Heads. The Vice Head of the Committee of the People’s Council of the central-affiliated city is the full-time delegate of the People’s Council.

View more details at the Law on amendments to some Articles of the Law on Government Organization and Law on Local Government Organization of Vietnam, effective from July 01, 2020.

Thu Ba

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