BEIJING, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has released the first comprehensive set of regulations for the work of the Party's discipline inspection commissions.
The document, which was made public on Tuesday, consists of 59 articles in eight chapters, and makes comprehensive provisions for the leadership system, establishment, operations, duties and self-construction of the commissions.
Highlighting the role of discipline inspection commissions as political bodies, the document adheres to the correct political orientation and emphasises the political responsibilities of the commissions.
The regulations list upholding the overall leadership of the Party and the centralized leadership of the CPC Central Committee as the primary principle for discipline inspection commissions in carrying out their work.
For the first time in the form of central intra-Party regulations, the document clarifies the establishment and leadership system of offices dispatched by discipline inspection commissions and supervision agencies.
Safeguarding the Party's Constitution and other intra-Party regulations, inspecting the implementation of the Party's lines, principles, policies and resolutions, and assisting Party committees in comprehensively enforcing strict Party governance, improving party conduct, and organizing and coordinating anti-corruption work are the three tasks assigned to the commissions at all levels by the Party's Constitution, according to the document.
It also specifies nine responsibilities of the commissions, including discipline education and handling complaints.
The regulations also put forward strict measures for the self-improvement of the commissions, such as improving the internal checks and oversight mechanism, and strengthening the management of discipline inspection officials. Enditem