Chinese army to revamp evaluation system

Beijing, Feb 18: People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is mulling to revamp its official evaluation system amid a widening anti-corruption campaign in the country.

Evaluations of army officials should focus on their political reliability, competence, clean conduct and trustworthiness, Xinhua quoted a document issued by the PLA General Political Department with the authorisation of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Central Military Commission (CMC).

It said that those in charge of official evaluations should first seek advice from the Communist Party of China (CPC) committees at all levels.

They must also consult disciplinary organs to check whether the officials are honest and self-disciplined, the document said, adding that results of the evaluations would serve as an important reference for official selections and appointments.

The Chinese president is also chairman of the CMC.

IANS