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CPC disciplinary watchdog to supervise more central Party, government organs

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-12-12 11:27

BEIJING -- The Communist Party of China's (CPC's) disciplinary watchdog will establish resident offices in four CPC central organs to intensify anti-graft work, it was decided on Thursday.

Similar branches will also be set up in the country's top legislature, top political advisory body and the General Office of the State Council, or the cabinet.

It is the first time the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) has sent resident supervisors to the CPC Central Committee's General Office, Organization Department, Publicity Department and United Front Work Department, and the National People's Congress, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and the General Office of the State Council.

The decision was made at a Standing Committee meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Thursday.

The move is an important step for establishing CCDI offices at all central Party and government organs in future, said the CCDI's deputy secretary Chen Wenqing.

The central Party and government authorities are organs of supreme power and main center of the country's governance system. However, graft cases in recent years within some of these organs have caused very bad impacts, said Chen, adding it is "imperative" and very necessary to strengthen supervision over them.

According to Chen, resident disciplinary offices had already been established in 52 central government organs. Thursday's decision was part of the work to set up CCDI offices at all 140 central Party and government organs.

These offices will focus on the function of supervision, being responsible for disciplinary inspection, pressing implementation of party disciplines and tracing accountability, according to the decision.

With the core tasks of building a clean party and government and fighting corruption, the CCDI will improve the work system of these offices to ensure their authority and effectiveness and strengthen their role in supervising and tracing accountability, Chen said.

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