Saturday, January 14, 2012

Translation: PCC Conference document (4)

First National Conference of the Cuban Communist Party

Draft basic document

Translation: Marce Cameron (Part 4 of translation)

Chapter 3: Cadre policy

68. Ensure that cadres have solid technical-professional training; proven ethical, political and ideological qualities; and that they uphold the principles enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic and in the Party’s policies, whether or not they are members of the PCC or the UJC.

69. Promote the emergence of cadres from the grassroots though direct contact with the masses and experience in the workplace. Promotion to higher responsibilities must be gradual, taking into account their performance.

70. Achieve a progressive and sustained increase in women, blacks, mestizos and youth in leadership positions based on the merit, performance and personal qualities of those proposed.

71. Project the gradual renewal of leading personnel and define the limits of office in terms of duration and age, according to the functions and complexities of each post. Limit the holding of the highest political and state posts to a maximum of two consecutive five-year terms.

72. Encourage, in the leadership style of the cadres, greater agility and initiative in decision-making; intransigence in the face of violations [i.e. of legality and ethical conduct] and breaches of discipline; systematic contact with the masses; and a high degree of political and human sensitivity in their conduct.

73. Systematically ensure the selection and training of the cadre reserve. Demand responsibility on the part of those whom it is incumbent upon to train their subordinates, on the basis of their personal example.

74. Demand that cadres comply with the law and, where applicable, that those who breach the law be brought to justice.   

75. Facilitate the selective rotation of political cadres with a view to rounding out their training through exercising administrative and governmental responsibilities. Also facilitate administrative and government leaders moving on to political responsibilities, to the same end.   

76. Improve the Party’s attention to and supervision of the application of the cadre policy for state and government cadres, respecting the authority and responsibility of leaders and their leadership bodies in adopting the decisions that fall within their jurisdiction.

77. Ensure that cadres have the indispensable working conditions for carrying out their functions. Promote their social recognition and implement measures to make possible their relocation when they conclude their professional duties in the political or mass organisations or in elected government leadership positions. 

78. Ensure that the cadre evaluation system makes an objective assessment of the personal conduct of cadres, the results they obtain in their areas of responsibility and their degree of political development.    

 79. Strengthen the role of the Party Schools System, prioritising the work of the municipal schools in the education of political cadres and the pool of reserve cadres. In the improvement strategy to be drawn up the indispensable prior training of those who occupy posts, in accordance with the requirements and functions of these positions, will be considered.

[Translation to be continued]

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