Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), presides over the 45th meeting of chairpersons of the 11th NPC Standing Committee, in Beijing, capital of China, June 11, 2010. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
BEIJING, June 11 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature will discuss amendments to a law so to strengthen supervision of civil servants and grant greater say to rural people in deciding village affairs during a bimonthly session scheduled from June 22-25.
According to Friday's Chairmen's Council of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, presided over by top legislator Wu Bangguo, lawmakers will continue to deliberate draft amendments to the Administrative Supervision Law, which has been submitted to parliament for its second reading.
Supervision Minister Ma Wen said when briefing lawmakers during the first reading in February, the law was aimed to improve the supervisory and offence reporting system so as to fight corruption and work inefficiency.
Legislators will also discuss draft amendments to the Organic Law of Villagers' Committees, which affects the country's 900 million rural people.
The draft, which was reviewed for the first time last December, considers giving rural people greater powers to remove village committee members and to convene their own meetings to decide village affairs.