In one county, 17 cadres of poverty alleviation system left in less than a year; in another county, 1/3 of poverty alleviation informants resigned; and in other villages, even three first secretaries could not work, so they felt out of the sea of bitterness after being transferred. Some grass-roots cadres of poverty alleviation reflect that the pressure of assessment, high accountability risk and low wages make them overburdened and gradually wither; at the critical stage of local institutional reform, they are faced with the choice of going or staying.
In the sprint stage of fighting against poverty, some cadres at the grassroots level should be vigilant and face up to their complaints, fears, war-weariness and even their escaping behavior.
Seventeen cadres of poverty alleviation in a county quit their posts in less than a year
In a county in the rocky desertification area of Yunnan, Guizhou and Guizhou, there are 56 less poverty alleviation workstations in villages and towns, and more than a dozen people. In addition to the staff of the county poverty alleviation office, there are about 120 cadres in the poverty alleviation system in the county. Last year, 17 poverty Alleviators from counties and townships resigned or relocated. The head of the county poverty Alleviation Office told reporters: These people, mainly staffers, have left the poverty alleviation field in piles within half a year.
Two stationmasters of poverty alleviation workstations in one town resigned. The first stationmaster worked in the town poverty alleviation workstation for one year and in the comprehensive service center of the county poverty Alleviation Office for another year. He resigned in October 2018. The more we go to the grass-roots level, the heavier the task, and the fewer people implement it, she said. Town poverty alleviation workstations are responsible for docking with many departments in the county. In addition to collecting information, reporting data, writing various materials, training and so on, they also need to go to the countryside regularly for inspection. With fewer people, more work and more pressure, many tasks are difficult to carry out.
Another stationmaster resigned and went to work in Guangdong. She told reporters that she felt glorious when she first arrived at the poverty alleviation workstation, but later found that the idea was too idealistic. Everything is thrown to the township by the superior departments. Every one is in urgent need. If they do not do well, they will be notified in time.
5 + 2,white + black, New Years Day all over the year are working overtime, to start doubting life. A worker who resigned from the town poverty alleviation workstation in July last year said, There are too many policies for poverty alleviation at the grassroots level. Almost all our tasks come from the provinces, and the counties only assign tasks. Can we not be under much pressure?
According to the deputy director of the Poverty Alleviation Office of a deep poverty-stricken county in Western China, 85 poverty-alleviation informants were recruited in 2017, basically one in every village. By the end of 2018, about one third of them had resigned.
Four First Secretaries have been replaced in one village in two years
Grass-roots responsibility is heavy and pressure is high, so that some cadres of poverty alleviation can breed war-weariness and are unwilling to stay for a long time. A villager in central China introduced that the village had changed four first secretaries in two years.
In an inspection conducted in October 2017 by the first secretary, he returned to his original unit happy because of his impractical work and said out of the sea of bitterness.
When the second first secretary came into the village, he saw piles of materials and was blinded on the spot. He stayed for only one night and returned to the county in the morning.
Since the original unit could not send people, the department leaders had to rely on the relationship and borrowed an old cadre in his 50s from other units for a period of time. At present, the fourth First Secretary is working in the village, and the villagers do not know when he can do it.
There are 20 vacancies in one county township deputy department, only three or four candidates.
Low pay, no one can stay. A poverty alleviation cadre in a county in southwest China said that he had 20 years of service, 10 years of experience in deputy departments and less than 3,000 yuan in one months income. It was worrying to support his family. Local staffing staff earn less, about 2,200 yuan a month. A poverty alleviation cadre who resigned in July last year said, I went to 2,000 yuan a month for overtime last year and never got paid. Nowadays, many cadres from counties and townships are trying to get into provinces and cities.
Poverty-alleviating cadres at the grass-roots level, especially those working in undertakings, have little room for promotion. At the grass-roots level, the number of career staffing personnel is several times that of civil servants, and they undertake a lot of heavy work. In recent years, the difficulties faced by public institutions and staffing personnel have become increasingly prominent after the improvement of the treatment of grass-roots civil servants and the participation of some public institutions in public service reform.
Reporters in a central county learned that in the past few years, after the reform of public institutions, there are only two or three local county-level institutions, which can choose to further compress the space. At the same time, according to the relevant provisions, county-level units and institutions can not be promoted to the township leadership.
A poverty alleviation cadre in the county said that township work was heavy, assessment pressure was high, and accountability risk was high. Civil servants and public officials in the county preferred to endure hardship in their former units rather than go to towns. But the staff of the county-level units and institutions cant go there if they want to. In the previous period of institutional reform, there were 20 vacancies in the posts of township deputy departments, only three or four of which were suitable candidates. The rest of the posts encountered difficulties in selecting candidates.
Let the promising have a place and the hard-working enjoy it
Only by reducing the burden of formalism at the grass-roots level can the cadres of poverty alleviation at the grass-roots level be allowed to go into battle lightly and devote their time and energy to the reality of poverty alleviation. Recently, the Central Office issued the Notice on Solving Formalist Outstanding Problems to Reduce Burden at the Grass-roots Level, which clearly proposed that this year should be regarded as the Grass-roots Burden Reduction Year and won applause from grass-roots cadres. The cadres at the grass-roots level look forward to resolving the formalism problems that plague the grass-roots level, reducing their burden and worries as soon as possible.
While reducing the burden and inspiring the cadres at the grass-roots level, we should also let those who have the initiative and work hard enjoy it. As early as 2014, the central government launched a parallel system of civil servantsposts and ranks in organs below the county level. In March this year, the Central Office issued the Parallel Regulations on Civil ServantsDuties and Grades. Among them, it is clearly put forward that we should reform the methods of setting up civil servantsposts, establish rank sequence, smooth the channels of promotion, expand the space of promotion, promote civil servants to work in peace of mind on their own duty, strengthen professional construction, and encourage civil servants to start their own businesses and take on their responsibilities.
Experts such as Mo Guanghui, director of the Center for Chinese Poverty Control and Social Policy Research of Guangxi University, believe that these reforms can solve the problems of grassroots cadres to a large extent, but it still needs a process to show the effect of policies, especially those involving the reform effect of career staffing.
In the critical period of poverty alleviation and fortification, we should appropriately increase the inclination in the promotion and appointment of cadres in poverty alleviation at the grass-roots level. Grass-roots cadres appeal that special care should be given to the outstanding talents who stand out in the battle against poverty in terms of job promotion, job title evaluation and salary promotion, so as to encourage them to continue to fight at the grass-roots level, and that the first secretary, members of poverty alleviation teams and cadres of poverty alleviation workstations who have long adhered to the front line of poverty alleviation should not be affected by factors such as age, status, educational background and rank. Give break-through promotion and use.
We should improve the incentive policy mechanism as soon as possible and introduce special measures to attract poverty alleviation talents at the grass-roots level. Pan Shigui, a professor at the Party School of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Committee, said that special treatment and security mechanisms could be set up according to the actual situation of various regions, especially for the poverty-alleviating cadres who are working out in their undertakings to give them care and preference in the recruitment of civil servants, so that they can see the hope of future development.
Poverty alleviation work is a conscientious work, which depends on the dedication and hard work of the majority of poverty alleviation cadres. At the same time, we should strengthen the spiritual dialogue with cadres at the grass-roots level, carry out emotional education and reverse negative thoughts and emotions. Let them understand the significance of fighting against poverty and the value of devoting themselves to the cause of fighting against poverty, and take an active part in it.
Source: Half-month Talk about Author: Editor-in-Charge of He Wei Wang Jinghuai: Li Hang_BJS 4645