Chief of the General Department of Political Affairs (GDP) General Luong Cuong attended and spoke at the event.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, Gen. Luong Cuong hands over the second-class Fatherland Protection Order to the agency.

The military social insurance agency was established on May 29, 2008 under the Defense Minister’s decision to concretize social and medical insurance policies for subjects under the defense ministry in line with the Party’s guidelines and the State’s policies and law. 

In realizing the strategy on building an elite, compact, strong, and modernized military, on October 26, 2022, the Defense Minister signed a decision on putting the military social insurance agency under the complete management of the GDP. It is tasked to give advice on social and medical insurance work in the military to higher levels.

Speaking at the ceremony, Gen. Luong Cuong lauded and congratulated the MND’s Social Insurance Agency on its excellent achievements over the past 15 years. He said that the agency’s personnel have stayed united; actively, pro-actively, and creatively overcome difficulties; and exerted efforts to excellently complete all assigned missions. Those achievements have affirmed its position as a specialized agency actualizing social and medical insurance policies in the military.

To successfully complete assigned missions in the coming time, the GDP’s chief asked the agency to continue to study and effectively carry out the Party’s guidelines and the State’s policies and law on social and medical insurance, notably the strategy on developing social security system in line with the spirit of the resolutions of 13th National Party Congress and the 7th session of the 12th Party Central Committee as well as plans of the Central Military Commission and the MND on managing and carrying out social and medical insurance in the military. 

The GDP’s chief urged the agency to closely follow activities in the military, so as to enhance the quality of advisory work and the efficiency of the implementation of social and medical insurance in the military. It should study and propose ideas to complete social and medical insurance mechanisms and policies to better ensure the benefits for subjects, especially those who are carrying out specialized tasks, thus helping them feel secure to work.

Gen. Luong Cuong and delegates in a joint photo

The MND’s Social Insurance Agency should focus on building a healthy, strong, and outstanding party organization and comprehensively strong, exemplary, and outstanding unit. The agency should strengthen solidarity and foster the implementation of the movement on studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s thought, morality, and style and resolutions and conclusions on political system and Party building and revamping, among others, Gen. Cuong said. 

Translated by Tran Hoai