Law will ban officials from striking or taking part in anti-government processions Officials will be told to resign if their actions lead to huge financial losses or have a negative impact on society, under a proposal being examined by the National People's Congress Standing Committee. The clause is part of the proposed new law governing the recruitment, training, exchanges, insurance, promotion and dismissal of all civil servants. Current civil service laws cover only government employees, but the new law would also apply to judges, public procurators, party cadres and employees of government-funded and welfare bodies. There are about 7 million party and government employees on the mainland, the Beijing-backed Wen Wei Po has reported, and about 30 million people working in government-funded agencies. Minister of Personnel Zhang Bailin noted that the proposed law would bring party cadres, judicial personnel and employees of public organisations - in addition to government employees - under the same legislation. The law will also ban officials from spreading remarks that may tarnish the government's reputation, as well as organising or taking part in anti-government marches or strikes. Civil servants should not waste public money or take part in or support pornography, drug-taking, gambling or superstitious activities. They will also be banned from engaging in profit-making activities, according to Xinhua. If leading officials are found to have caused serious losses or affected society through their conduct, they will be forced to quit. Officials deemed no longer suitable for leading positions will also be forced out. If accepted, the law would affect the way the Communist Party governs cadres, who are treated like civil servants but are not recognised as such under existing legislation. Democratic party organs and social delegations will also be covered. But Wang Yukai , of the State School of Administration, questioned the wisdom of the move, saying it also put loyalty to the party ahead of professional qualifications. 'It's a reflection of the reality of China. Here, the Communist Party has put itself in charge of administrating the state,' Professor Wang said. 'Putting all of these officials under the same law could lead to a drop in the efficiency of our government and judicial bodies. Judges, party cadres and government staff have different roles. Their selection, appointment and promotion should be decided by different rules.' The 13th session of the 10th NPC Standing Committee is scheduled to run until Wednesday.