CPC Central Committee issues regulation on evaluation of officials

BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) - The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has released a regulation on the evaluation of Party and government officials, according to a CPC Central Committee circular.

Evaluation of officials is an important measure for adhering to and strengthening the overall leadership of the CPC and promoting the implementation of decisions and arrangements made by the CPC Central Committee, according to the circular.

It is also a major tool for encouraging officials to shoulder responsibilities and make achievements, and for advancing their career development, the circular said.

The regulation, with 11 sections, stresses that officials should be evaluated based on their morality, capability, work conduct, work performance and integrity.

It also defines awards and punishments based on evaluation results.

The regulation went into effect on April 7.