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The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China printed and distributed the Regulations of the CPC on Requests for Instructions on Major Issues

Recently, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued the Regulations of the CPC on Requests for Instructions and Reports on Major Issues (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) and issued a notice requiring all regions and departments to conscientiously comply with them.


Recently, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued the Regulations of the CPC on Requests for Instructions and Reports on Major Issues (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) and issued a notice requiring all regions and departments to conscientiously comply with them.

 

The notice points out that the request for instructions and report system is an important political discipline, organizational discipline, and work discipline of our party, and an effective working mechanism for implementing democratic centralism. It is of great significance for firmly maintaining the core position of Xi Jinping's Party Central Committee and the core position of the entire Party, firmly upholding the authority and centralized and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee, and ensuring the unity and unity of action of the entire Party. The formulation and promulgation of the "Regulations" is conducive to improving the institutionalization, standardization, and scientific level of major matter request and reporting work.

 

The notice requires party organizations at all levels to seriously organize the study of the "Regulations", so that the majority of party members and cadres can accurately grasp the important significance, basic principles, main content, and work requirements of major matter request reports, and strengthen ideological and action consciousness. Leaders and cadres at all levels should effectively assume political responsibility and ensure that their respective departments in the region strictly follow the main body, matters, procedures, and methods stipulated in the Regulations, and conscientiously carry out the work of requesting instructions and reports. All departments of the central government and the Party committees of central state organs should take the lead in implementing the Regulations, effectively strengthen the work of seeking instructions and reports from the Party Central Committee, and strengthen guidance on the work of seeking instructions and reports in this field of the system in accordance with the requirements of the Regulations. We need to strengthen supervision and inspection of the implementation of the Regulations and ensure that all regulations are fully implemented.

 

The full text of the Regulations of the CPC on Requests for Instructions and Reports on Major Matters is as follows.

Chapter 1 General Provisions

 

Article 1 These Regulations are formulated in accordance with the Constitution of the CPC, Several Guidelines for Intra Party Political Life under New Situations and other intra party laws and regulations in order to strengthen and standardize the work of requesting instructions and reporting on major issues, strictly clarify the Party's political discipline, organizational discipline and work discipline, and ensure that the whole Party and the country obey the Central Committee of the Party and its decrees smoothly.

 

The second major matter request report work is guided by Xi Jinping's Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era, adheres to and strengthens the comprehensive leadership of the Party, adheres to the Party's management and strict governance, implements democratic centralism, firmly upholds the core position of Xi Jinping's Party Central Committee and the core of the entire Party, firmly upholds the authority and centralized unified leadership of the Party Central Committee, ensures the unity and concerted action of the entire Party, and ensures that the Party always takes overall responsibility Coordinate all parties.

 

Article 3: These regulations apply to activities related to major matters reported by lower level party organizations to higher level party organizations, as well as party members and leading cadres to party organizations.

The major matters referred to in these regulations refer to important matters and situations that are beyond the scope of the Party organization, party members, and leading cadres' own powers, or are related to the overall situation and have a wide impact, including the implementation of the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and higher-level Party organizations by the Party organization, leadership of economic and social development affairs, implementation of comprehensive and strict party governance responsibilities, fulfillment of obligations and exercise of rights by party members, and exercise of power by leading cadres Take responsibility for important matters and situations.

The term 'request for instructions' referred to in these regulations refers to a request from a lower level party organization to a higher level party organization, and a request from party members and leading cadres to a party organization for instructions or approval on major matters; The term 'report' refers to the submission of important matters and situations by lower level party organizations to higher level party organizations, and by party members and leading cadres to party organizations.

 

Article 4: The following principles shall be followed when conducting major matter request reports:

(1) Adhere to political orientation. Strengthen the "four consciousnesses", implement the "four obediences", regard the request for instructions and reports as important political disciplines and rules, and implement political requirements throughout the entire process and all aspects of the request for instructions and reports work.

(2) Adhere to clear rights and responsibilities. Remember that authorization is limited, and those who request it must request it, while those who report it must report it; Also remember that there is a responsibility to defend the land, and those who are responsible must take responsibility, while those who are responsible must take responsibility.

(3) Adhere to objectivity and truthfulness. Fully and truthfully report work, reflect the situation, analyze problems, and provide suggestions, reporting both good and bad, reporting both achievements and achievements, and reporting both results and processes.

(4) Adhere to standardization and order. Implement the requirements of governing the party according to regulations, strictly follow the main body, scope, procedures, and methods stipulated in the party constitution and rules, and carry out major matter request and report work.

 

Article 5: The Party organizations of various regions and departments shall bear the main responsibility for the work of major matter requests and reports, and the main responsible comrades of the Party organizations shall be the first responsible person, who shall take overall responsibility for the work of requests and reports.

The General Office of the Central Committee is responsible for accepting and handling major matters related to reporting to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and coordinating, supervising and guiding the work of various regions and departments in reporting to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. The local party committee office (office) is responsible for accepting and handling major matters related to reporting to the party committee at the corresponding level, and coordinating, supervising and guiding the reporting work in the region.

 

Chapter 2 Party Organization Request Report Subject

 

Article 6: The work of requesting instructions and reports from party organizations shall generally be carried out in the name of the organization, and the report shall be submitted to the higher-level party organization responsible for leadership or supervision and guidance. In special circumstances, it is possible to request reports on behalf of the Party organization in the name of the responsible comrade of the Party organization according to work needs.

The request report should be conducted step by step, and generally it is not allowed to go beyond the level of the request report. In special circumstances, reports can be directly submitted to higher-level party organizations in accordance with relevant regulations.

 

Article 7: The party organization of a unit that accepts dual leadership shall, based on the nature and content of the matter, request instructions and reports from the higher-level party organization that bears the main leadership responsibilities, and copy another higher-level party organization at the same time. In special circumstances, it is not necessary to cc another higher-level party organization.

 

Article 8: The party organization of a unit that accepts centralized leadership and management must obey the leadership of the party organization that approves its establishment, request and report work from it, and request and report to the party organization of the centralized leadership and management unit in accordance with relevant regulations.

 

Article 9: The party organization of a unit that accepts centralized guidance, coordination, or supervision shall generally copy the report to the higher-level party organization responsible for guidance, coordination, or supervision.

The party organizations of units responsible for guidance, coordination, or supervision shall coordinate the reporting work of party organizations within their respective regions, fields, industries, and systems, and submit unified reports to higher-level party organizations on the overall situation and completion of leading tasks.

 

Article 10: Major matters involving cross regions, fields, industries, and systems shall be jointly reported by the relevant party organizations to the common superior party organizations. The joint request report should clearly define the leading party organization.

If the party and government organs jointly request a report, they should generally list the higher-level party and government organs as the objects of the request report.

 

Article 11: According to the regulations and systems within the Party, the decision-making, deliberation, and coordination organs of the Party and the Party's work organs may, within their scope of authority, accept and handle requests and reports from lower level Party organizations.

The main responsible comrades of the party organization may accept reports from lower level party organizations regarding comprehensive work or certain aspects of work; The responsible comrades can accept the request report from the lower level party organization regarding the work in their respective fields, or they can be entrusted by the party organization or the main responsible comrades of the party organization to accept the request report from the lower level party organization regarding comprehensive work.

 

Chapter 3 Party Organization Request Report Items

 

Article 12: Major principles and policies related to the overall work of the Party and the state, major principles and issues in the construction of economic, political, cultural, social, and ecological civilization, as well as matters under the centralized and unified management of the Party Central Committee such as national security, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan overseas Chinese, diplomacy, national defense, and the military, as well as other major matters that can only be led and decided by the Party Central Committee, must be reported to the Party Central Committee.

 

Article 13: The Party organization shall request the following matters from the higher-level Party organization:

(1) Implementing the important situations and issues in the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the decisions of higher-level Party organizations, requiring adjustments in policy measures, and supporting the resolution of special difficulties;

(2) Major reform measures, major legislative matters, major institutional changes, major project advancement, major emergencies, major institutional adjustments, appointment and removal of important cadres, important commendations and rewards, handling of major violations of discipline and law, and complex and sensitive cases;

(3) Clearly specify the important meetings, activities, documents, etc. that need to be consulted;

(4) The coverage of major events and important policies, as well as the overall and difficult to grasp issues in news promotion and ideological work;

(5) Introduce significant innovative measures, especially when encountering new situations and problems without clear regulations, requiring prior experimentation, or when innovative measures may conflict with existing regulations and require authorization to be implemented;

(6) Matters within the scope of one's own authority but involving significant or particularly sensitive matters;

(7) Significant differences of opinion during major decisions;

(8) Major issues that require coordinated promotion by higher-level party organizations in cross regional, cross domain, cross industry, and cross system work;

(9) Adjust the scope of communication and knowledge of the documents and meeting spirit of the higher-level party organization, and use non-public speeches, audio and video materials, etc. of the responsible comrades of the higher-level party organization;

(10) Other major matters that should be consulted.

The following matters do not need to be consulted with the higher-level party organization: daily work within one's own authority; The higher-level party organization has given clear approval on relevant issues; Matters that can be reported afterwards.

 

Article 14: Party organizations shall report the following matters to higher-level Party organizations:

(1) The important situation of studying and implementing Xi Jining's Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era, and coordinating the overall layout of the "Five in One" and the strategic layout of the "Four Comprehensives";

(2) The implementation of important meetings, documents, and decisions of the Party Central Committee and higher-level Party organizations, the implementation of Xi Jinping's important instructions, and the research and handling of tasks assigned by higher-level Party organization leaders;

(3) Strengthen the construction of the Party, fulfill the responsibility of comprehensive and strict governance of the Party, including centralized learning and education activities, ideological work, adjustment of Party organization establishment and subordinate relationships, democratic life association, construction of Party conduct and clean governance, implementation of the spirit of the Central Eight Point Regulations, direct contact between Party members and cadres with the masses, inspection and rectification, and discovery of major violations of discipline and law;

(4) Comprehensive work summary and plan;

(5) The progress of major special work;

(6) Response and disposal of major sensitive events, emergencies, and mass incidents;

(7) Important situations and major public opinions that arise in economic and social development;

(8) Experiences, practices, and suggestions that have value in promoting on a larger scale in the work of the local area, department, and unit;

(9) Other significant matters that should be reported.

The following matters do not need to be reported to the higher-level party organization: specific transactional work; A statement without substantive content and a reflection of the situation.

 

Article 15: Party organizations shall report the following matters to higher-level Party organizations in accordance with relevant regulations:

(1) Party regulations and normative documents;

(2) Division of labor among members of the leadership team;

(3) Appointment and removal of relevant cadres;

(4) Resignation, removal, or automatic termination of positions as Party committee members or alternate members;

(5) Other significant matters that should be reported.

 

Article 16: The central decision-making, deliberation and coordination organs, central departments, and relevant central state organs' party groups (party committees) shall put forward clear requirements and strengthen work guidance for specific matters in their respective fields, industries, and systems that require instructions and reports.

The higher-level party organization should start from reality and propose requirements for the consolidation and integration of similar matters with similar themes and related content in the lower level party organization's request report, in order to promote the simplification and practicality of the request report.

 

Article 17: Party organizations shall, in accordance with the scope and content of the reporting matters stipulated in these Regulations, formulate a list of reporting matters in accordance with the requirements of superiors and their own actual situation.

 

Chapter 4 Party Organization Request Report Procedure

 

Article 18: Major matter request reports shall generally be collectively studied or approved by the leadership team of the Party organization, and signed or made by the main responsible comrades. If necessary, prior consent should be obtained from the responsible comrades of the higher-level party organization.

If two or more party organizations jointly request a report, it shall be submitted after reaching consensus through consultation. If no consensus is reached, an explanation of the relevant situation shall be provided.

 

Article 19: When requesting major matters from a higher-level party organization, it is necessary to seek prior instructions and provide sufficient time for the higher-level party organization to make judgments and decisions. If the situation is urgent and there is no time to request instructions, it is necessary to handle it immediately. The employee should fulfill their duties and responsibilities in accordance with regulations, and promptly conduct follow-up instructions and reports.

Regular reports are conducted at the prescribed time. Special reports should be conducted in a timely manner based on the progress of the work. Special reports that study and implement the spirit of important meetings and documents of higher-level party organizations should focus on reflecting the effectiveness of implementation and should not blindly seek speed. Major matters assigned by higher-level party organizations should be reported according to the time limit requirements. Sudden major events should be reported in a timely manner and continued reporting should be carried out based on the development and disposal of the event.

 

Article 20: The request for instructions shall clarify the requested matters and relevant reasons. The submission of requests for instructions should be done in one document, and no requests for instructions should be included in non request documents such as reports.

For major matters requested by lower level party organizations, if the accepting party organization needs to request further instructions from the higher level party organization in its name, it should carefully study and responsibly propose handling suggestions, and not only transfer the original text to the higher level party organization.

 

Article 21: After receiving the request, the higher-level party organization shall generally submit the proposed proposal to the responsible party member of the party organization for approval in accordance with regulations by the comprehensive department.

The request jointly submitted by the party and government organs shall be handled by the higher-level party organization.

 

Article 22: The higher-level party organization shall handle the urgent requests accepted as soon as possible. If there are clear requirements for the processing time limit, it should be completed within the specified time limit. If there are special circumstances that cannot be completed within the specified time limit, it should proactively explain the situation to the lower level party organization.

 

Article 23: The response to a request for instructions shall generally adhere to the principle of who requests the instructions and who responds. In special circumstances, the party organization that accepts the request may authorize the relevant department of the party organization to respond on its behalf.

 

Article 24: Reports should have substantive content and reference value, which helps higher-level party organizations understand the situation, make scientific decisions, and strive to avoid emptiness, favoritism, and formalism. The report should be concise and concise, with a simple style of writing. The comprehensive report submitted to the Party Central Committee is generally within 5000 words, and the special report is generally within 3000 words. If the situation is complex and it is necessary to provide a detailed report, the relevant content can be reflected in the attachment.

 

Article 25: After receiving the report, the higher-level party organization shall submit it to the responsible comrades of the party organization for review and approval by the comprehensive department according to work needs. The comprehensive department can submit reports with the same theme and similar content in a centralized manner, or summarize them into comprehensive materials and submit them.

If the responsible comrades of the party organization give instructions and instructions on the report, the comprehensive department shall handle it in a timely manner according to the requirements.

 

Article 26: Superior party organizations shall strengthen the comprehensive analysis and utilization of reports. For typical experiential practices with promotional value, they can be promoted through appropriate forms; For common problems, attention should be paid and research should be conducted to solve them; For valuable opinions and suggestions, they should be carefully studied, absorbed, and promoted for improvement.

 

Article 27: If there are situations in the reporting of major matters that may affect the fairness of handling, relevant personnel shall withdraw.

 

Chapter 5 Party Organization Request Report Method

 

Article 28: Party organizations shall submit reports orally and in writing based on the type and urgency of major matters.

 

Article 29: If a major matter request report is suitable for simple and convenient processing, it may be done orally. For urgent situations or major matters that are still in the initial stage of preparation, oral instructions can be used to first request a report, and then supplementary instructions can be provided in writing.

 

Article 30: Oral requests for instructions and reports may be made through phone calls, face-to-face meetings, or other means as appropriate. If the content is relatively simple or the situation is very urgent, a call method can be used; If the content is relatively complex or the situation is sensitive and special, face-to-face methods can be used; If the content is more formal or involves more subjects, meeting methods can be used.

The oral request report should be recorded and retained to ensure that it is well documented.

 

Article 31: For non emergency situations or major matters that are in a relatively mature stage or are not suitable for simple handling, the request report shall be in writing.

 

Article 32: Written reports shall be submitted in the form of formal reports, information, briefings, etc., as appropriate. Information focuses on reporting major emergencies, issues, phenomena, and situations that require attention, and should be timely, efficient, authoritative, and accurate. The briefing focuses on reporting a brief overview of a certain aspect of work.

Party organizations should coordinate and make good use of written reporting methods, adhere to the principle of "no two reports for one matter", and generally do not use multiple methods to repeatedly report the same content. If a higher-level party organization explicitly requests a formal report, it shall not be replaced by other means.

 

Article 33: Party organizations may use carriers such as telephones, documents, faxes, telegrams, and networks to carry out the work of requesting instructions and reports. Confidential matters shall be executed in accordance with relevant confidentiality regulations.

Grassroots party organizations can carry out the work of requesting instructions and reports more flexibly, conveniently, and effectively.

 

Chapter 6 Request Report for Instructions from Party Members and Leading Cadres

 

Article 34: Party members shall generally request and report major matters to their respective party organizations. Leading cadres should generally seek instructions and report important work to their affiliated party organizations.

Party members and leading cadres shall request and report personal matters to the Party organization in accordance with relevant regulations.

 

Article 35: Party members shall apply to the Party organization for instructions on the following matters:

(1) Important issues in the work assigned by the Party organization;

(2) Expressing opinions or making decisions on behalf of party organizations;

(3) Foreign related work and communication activities that require instructions according to regulations;

(4) Transfer the organizational relationship of the Party;

(5) Other matters that should be consulted with the Party organization.

 

Article 36: Party members shall report the following matters to the Party organization:

(1) Implementation of Party organization resolutions and completion of work tasks assigned by the Party organization;

(2) Opinions and suggestions on the work of the Party and leading cadres;

(3) Discovering clues of violations of discipline and laws by party members and leading cadres;

(4) Mobility situation;

(5) Other matters that should be reported to the party organization.

 

Article 37 Leading cadres shall apply to the Party organization for instructions on the following matters:

(1) Major matters beyond the scope of one's own authority that should be decided by the party organization or higher-level party organization;

(2) Issues and situations that fall within the scope of one's own authority but are of significant importance;

(3) Expressing important opinions on behalf of the Party organization to the outside world;

(4) Unable to perform duties or leave the workplace due to reasons;

(5) Other matters that should be consulted with the Party organization.

 

Article 38 Leading cadres shall report the following matters to the Party organization:

(1) Learn and implement Xi Jinping's Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era, and implement important situations and issues in the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and Party organizations;

(2) Adhere to political discipline and rules, firmly uphold the core position of Xi Jinping's Party Central Committee and the core position of the entire Party, and firmly uphold the authority and centralized and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee;

(3) Adhere to democratic centralism, promote intra party democracy, exercise power correctly, and participate in collective leadership;

(4) Participated in the democratic life meeting of the leadership team and the organized life meeting of the party branch (party group) where they belong;

(5) Fulfilling the responsibility of managing the Party and governing the Party, strengthening the construction of Party conduct and clean governance, anti-corruption work, and compliance with integrity and discipline;

(6) Major decision-making errors or improper handling of emergencies, significant issues discovered during disciplinary inspections, inspections, and audits, as well as violations of discipline and law;

(7) Major illnesses and other situations that may affect normal performance of duties;

(8) Other matters that should be reported to the party organization.

 

Article 39: Party members and leading cadres shall apply for instructions and reports orally and in writing in accordance with regulations. The party organization shall promptly handle the requests for instructions from party members and leading cadres, and may conduct research and handling of the reported matters when necessary.

 

Chapter 7 Supervision and Accountability

 

Article 40: The Party organization shall include the progress of major matter request reports in the important content of reporting to the higher-level Party organization.

 

Article 41: The Party organization shall establish and improve a supervision mechanism for the reporting of major matters, and incorporate the implementation of the reporting system into its daily supervision and inspection scope.

 

Article 42: Party organizations shall regard the work status of major matter requests and reports as an important part of fulfilling the political responsibility of comprehensive and strict governance of the Party, and conduct assessments and evaluations on lower level Party organizations and their main responsible comrades. The assessment and evaluation can be combined with the inspection and assessment of the responsibility system for party conduct and clean governance construction, as well as the assessment of party building work. The results should be reported in an appropriate manner.

 

Article 43: Establish and improve error correction mechanisms. For issues such as inappropriate subjects, inaccurate content, non-standard procedures, and unreasonable methods that arise in the reporting of major matters, the higher-level party organization shall promptly remind and correct them, and reflect the relevant situations in the evaluation report.

 

Article 44: A system of accountability for major matter requests and reports shall be implemented. In any of the following circumstances, relevant party organizations, party members, leading cadres, and staff members shall be held accountable in accordance with regulations and discipline. Those suspected of illegal or criminal activities shall be dealt with in accordance with relevant legal provisions:

(1) Violating political discipline and rules, arbitrarily deciding on major matters that should be decided by the Party Central Committee, damaging the authority and centralized and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee;

(2) Inadequate fulfillment of leadership responsibilities, lack of attention to and deployment of reports on major matters, and ineffective work implementation;

(3) Violation of organizational principles, failure to seek instructions or report;

(4) Lack of responsibility, shifting blame, submitting conflicts, and taking negative actions;

(5) Engaging in formalism and bureaucracy, requesting false content and inaccurate information in reports, resulting in serious consequences;

(6) Violating work requirements, failing to follow prescribed procedures and methods to request reports, resulting in serious consequences;

(7) Other situations where responsibility should be pursued.

 

Chapter 8 Supplementary Provisions

 

Article 45: Party committees of various provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the central government, decision-making and coordination bodies of the central government, departments of the central government, and party groups (party committees) of various ministries and commissions of the central state organs shall closely combine their actual work to formulate specific implementation measures.

 

Article 46: The Central Military Commission may formulate relevant regulations in accordance with these Regulations, taking into account the actual situation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and the Chinese People's Armed Police Force.

 

Article 47: The Central General Office shall be responsible for the interpretation of these Regulations.

 

Article 48: These regulations shall come into effect on January 31, 2019.