Regulations on the highest ranks in positions and titles of People’s Public Security officers in Vietnam

Regulations on the highest ranks in positions and titles of People’s Public Security officers in Vietnam
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Regulations on the highest ranks in positions and titles of People’s Public Security officers in Vietnam

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1. Regulations on the highest ranks in positions and titles of People’s Public Security officers in Vietnam

Regulations on the highest ranks in positions and titles of People’s Public Security officers according to Article 25 of the Law on People’s Public Security Force 2018 are as follows:

- Highest ranks in positions and titles of People’s Public Security officers shall be subject to the following regulations:

+ General rank: Minister of Public Security; 

+ Senior Lieutenant General rank: Deputy Minister of Public Security. The maximum number shall be 06;

+ As for the Lieutenant General rank, the maximum number shall be 35, including:

The Director, the Commander and the equivalent of the affiliate directly controlled by the Ministry of Public Security that has one of the following criteria: having the functions and tasks of giving strategic counsels, coordinating with the ministries, branches and localities;

Having a vertically-arrange organization structure of the People’s Public Security Force, operating on a nationwide scale, directly leading or cooperating in implementing national security protection tasks, maintaining social order and safety, and fighting, preventing and controlling crimes; having the function of professionally researching, guiding and managing the entire force;

The Standing Vice Chairman of the Inspection Commission of the Central Public Security Party Committee;

Director of the Political Academy of the People’s Public Security Force, Director of the People’s Public Security Academy, Director of the People's Police Academy;

Director of the Department of Public Security of Hanoi and Director of the Department of Public Security of Ho Chi Minh city;

People's Public Security officer on secondment approved to hold the post of Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly's Defense and Security Committee or appointed as a Deputy Minister or equivalent;

+ As for the Major General rank, the maximum number shall be 157, including:

Directors of units directly controlled by the Ministry of Public Security and equivalent positions and titles, except for the case specified at point c of clause 1 of this Article;

Directors of Departments of Public Security of provinces and centrally-affiliated cities located at localities classified as a first-class provincial administrative unit and areas which are important, complicated in terms of security, order, cover a wide or densely-populated area. The maximum number shall be 11;

Vice Chairman of the Inspection Commission of the Central Public Security Party Committee. The maximum number shall be 03;

Vice Directors of Departments or Deputy Commander and equivalent position holders of units directly controlled by the Ministry of Public Security as specified at point c of clause 1 of this Article. There shall be the maximum number of 04 position holders in 17 units and the maximum number of 03 position holders in the rest of units;

Vice Directors of Department of Public Security of Hanoi and Vice Directors of Department of Public Security of Ho Chi Minh city. The maximum number of position holders in each unit shall be 03;

People's Public Security officer on secondment approved to hold the post of Standing Member of the National Assembly's Defense and Security Committee or appointed as a Deputy Director of General Department or equivalent;

+ Colonel rank: Director of the Public Security Department of a province or centrally-affiliated city, except for the cases specified at points c and d of this clause; Director of the hospital directly affiliated to the Ministry; Principals of People’s Public Security post-secondary schools;

+ Senior Lieutenant Colonel rank: Head of a People’s Public Security Division or equivalent; Head of a People’s Public Security Division of a rural district, urban district, town or provincial city; Regiment Head;

+ Lieutenant Colonel rank: Leader of a People’s Public Security team or equivalent; Head of a People's Public Security Office of commune, ward, town; Battalion Head;

+ Major rank: Company Head;

+ Captain: Platoon Head;

+ Senior Lieutenant: Squad Head.

- National Assembly Standing Committee shall elaborate on positions and titles with the highest ranks, including Lieutenant General or Major General, which are not specified herein.

- Seconded People's Police officers have higher positions than those specified at point c of clause 1 of this Article, and other special cases of bestowal and promotion of General ranks, shall be decided by competent authorities.

- Heads of Divisions and equivalent in units of the Ministry's agencies have functions and duties to directly get involved in fighting, counseling, research and giving professional or technical guidance in the entire force; the head of the counseling and technical department, the head of the District Police Department of the Hanoi Public Security Department and the Ho Chi Minh City Public Security Department shall have the highest rank which is one grade higher than the rank prescribed at point e of clause 1 of this Article.

- The Minister of Public Security shall adopt regulations on highest ranks, maybe including field or company ranks, of the rest of officers holding positions and titles in the People’s Public Security Force.

2. Procedures for grant, promotion, demotion and deprivation of ranks in the People’s Public Security Force in Vietnam

Procedures for grant, promotion, demotion and deprivation of ranks in the People’s Public Security Force in Vietnam according to Article 27 of the Law on People’s Public Security Force 2018 are as follows:

- The Prime Minister shall appeal to the State President to grant, promote, demote and deprive the general rank.

Grant, promotion, demotion or deprivation of the general ranks of seconded officers in the People’s Public Security Force shall be subject to requests of receiving entities or organizations, and the Minister of Public Security.

- The Minister of Public Security shall adopt regulations on procedures for grant, promotion, demotion and deprivation of ranks of field or company officers, non-commissioned officers or conscripts.

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