On Oct. 24, Minister Li Ganjie presided over a ministerial affairs meeting which deliberated and adopted in principle the Working Rules of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (hereinafter referred to as the Rules).
The meeting held that as one of the new Cabinet departments following the government reshuffle this year, the MEE is tasked with a historic mission to fight an uphill battle against pollution, which is one of the three major uphill battles identified by the 19th National Congress of the CPC in a bid to secure a victory in completing the building of a moderately prosperous society. In this context, the Rules provides the code of conduct and work norms for the Ministry.
The Rules upholds and highlights the leadership of the CPC, clarifies the Ministry’s guiding thoughts and functions, provides protocols for the convention of the meetings and the processing of the official documents, and stresses the disciplinary requirements. The document fully reflects the working rules of the State Council and serves as a code of conduct for the Ministry’s internal departments, affiliates, and staff, which makes sure the Ministry operates in an orderly, effective, and smooth fashion.
The meeting stresses the importance to be fully aware of the significance of the Rules and to observe it to the letter, so as to build the Ministry into a law-governed, innovation-oriented, clean, and service-oriented government department. Also, comprehensive measures will be taken to implement the decisions and the deployments of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council, and the MEE Leading Party Members’ Group, by taking all factors into consideration and seeking steady progress. The Ministry will pursue the administration by law and science-based and democratic decision-making, to raise the science elements and enable its operation to be more institutionalized and standardized. Furthermore, clean governance is of essential importance.
The meeting required that the internal departments and affiliates should make and amend relevant rules and regulations based on the Rules, to make their operations more strictly and efficient.
Vice Ministers Huang Runqiu, Liu Hua, and Zhuang Guotai presented at the meeting.
Responsible officials of the Inspector’s Office and Supervisor’s Office and the principal officials of the internal departments and relevant affiliated institutions attended the meeting.