The regulation aims to implement a resolution on the personnel strategy in the period of national industrialisation and modernisation enhancement, issued at the third session of the eighth Party Central Committee, and Resolution 11 on the rotation of leading and managerial personnel, issued by the ninth-tenure Politburo.
It specifies the purposes, requirements, principles and targeted positions of the reshuffle, rotation criteria, process and duration, and benefits for reshuffled personnel, along with supervision of rotation and handling of violations.
Any official within the political system is eligible to be rotated to a different job, with the aim of increasing personnel for disadvantaged areas and cutting redundancy.
The rotation of officials also aims at filling key provincial and district positions with officials who are not local residents, while preventing officials from holding a position for more than two consecutive terms.
Personnel rotation must be under the leadership of Party committees at all levels, and it must ensure democratic centralism.
Only leading and managerial personnel are rotated. Those doing specialised work are not reshuffled, excluding when there is the need to increase specialised staff in certain spheres or localities.
Those who are rotated must be young promising officials included in personnel plans. They must also have good political virtues, morals, lifestyles and capacity.
The reshuffle can be made between the central and local levels, between localities, and among agencies of the Party, the State, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, socio-political organisations, armed forces, public service units and State-owned enterprises.
A person must hold a position for at least three years before being rotated.
Regulation 98-QD/TW was promulgated while the sixth session of the 12th Party Central Committee is taking place in Hanoi.