Xinhua News Agency

Residents' chance to rate cadres

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 May, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 June, 2015, 4:10pm

BEIJING cadres are under pressure to improve the quality of their work after public assessments were introduced to ensure 'the survival of the fittest'.

Twenty-three director-level officials in the capital have been removed in the past two years, Xinhua reported. Ten were demoted, seven stripped of leadership posts and six fired.

Officials rated by most residents in a 'democracy assessment' as inept would be moved. The scheme ensured cadres could not afford to be complacent at work, said Xinhua.

Since the assessments were introduced, 525 cadres in 39 units had been rated. Twenty leaders and 52 cadres have been moved, while others rated competent were promoted.