Charter

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THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Liberty - Happiness
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CHARTER

THE VIETNAM UNION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATIONS

 

Chapter I: guiding principles - PurposeS and general provisions

Article 1. The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) is a socio-political organization of the Vietnamese intellectual in the fields of science and technology. VUSTA is organized and operates under the principle of voluntariness, democracy and unity.
VUSTA is a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front.

Article 2. The purpose of the VUSTA is to uphold the potential of Vietnamese intellectuals in science and technology for the country’s industrialization and modernization, national construction and defense, thus contributing to building a strong country with rich people and a democratic, equitable, and civilized society.

Article 3. VUSTA operates under the Charter passed by the VUSTA National Congress. The VUSTA Charter is in compliance with the law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Article 4. VUSTA operates on a national scale, with its Headquarters based in Hanoi. VUSTA can establish their representative offices in some localities as prescribed by law.
VUSTA has legal personality, staff, stamp, property, and publishers. The establishment of organ and publishers shall comply with the law.
 

 

Chapter II: Functions and Duties

 

Article 5. VUSTA has the following functions:
1. Gather and unite Vietnamese intellectuals in science and technology, both inside and outside the country, co-ordinating the operations of member organizations.

 

2. Act on behalf of its member organizations in contacting agencies of the Party and State, the Vietnam Fatherland Front and other organizations to resolve common issues related to VUSTA operation.

 

3. Represent and protect the legal rights and interests of its members, member organizations, and intellectuals in science and technology in Vietnam.

 

Article 6. VUSTA has the following tasks:

1. Strengthen and develop VUSTA’s organizational structure at both central and provincial levels. Coordinate the operation of VUSTA’s member associations, strengthen the alliance between member associations.

 

2. Mobilizing Vietnamese intellectuals in science and technology in order to:
a) Uphold the traditional patriotism, national pride, sense of responsibility, the spirit of cooperation and honesty, and professional ethics for members, especially young members.

 

b) Disseminate and popularize the Party’s and State’s policies and law to Vietnamese intellectuals in science and technology.

 

c) Encouraging Vietnamese intellectuals, both inside and outside the country, to participate actively in the construction and defense.

 

d) Create favorable conditions for those working in the fields of science and technology to improve their professional skills and living conditions, both mentally and physically.

 

3. Organize the following activities:
a) Provide the Party and State with consultation related to policies for national development, especially in science and technology, education and training, and policies for intellectuals.

 

b) Take the initiative to provide consultancy, judgment, and social expertise to contribute to building scientific ground for the formulation and implementation of the Party and State policies and laws, strategies, planning, programs, socio-economic development plan, and key investment projects.

 

c) Conduct scientific research, promote technological development and application in environmental protection and dealing with global climate change.

 

d) Disseminate scientific and technological knowledge and encourage the public to participate in scientific and technological activities.

 

e) Promote education and vocational training to build a learning society, improve people’s intellectual standards, train human resources, and foster talent.

 

f) Participate in community development, poverty reduction, health care, and other social activities.

 

g) Issue professional certificates, supervise professional activities and public services.

 

4. Act as a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF):

 

a) Co-ordinate with VFF member organizations in the implementation of joint activities to bring into full play the power of the national great unity block.

 

b) Reflect the aspirations and opinions of Vietnamese intellectuals to the Party, State, and VFF.

 

c) Participate in struggle for peace, friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation between nations.

 

5. Strengthen ties with foreign non-governmental organizations and professional associations and join regional and international scientific and technological organizations in compliance with the laws.

 

Chapter III
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

 

Article 7. The Union of Science and Technology Vietnam is organized at two levels:
1. Central level
2. Provincial level

 

Article 8. Members of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations are provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations (PUSTA), associations and general associations operating in the fields of science and technology from across the country (member associations) which join VUSTA voluntarily.

 

Article 9. PUSTA is the socio-political organization of intellectuals of science and technology in the province or city. PUSTAs are established under the decision of provincial or municipal People’s Committees and operate in accordance with the VUSTA Charter and their regulations. PUSTA’s member organizations are local science and technology associations and district Union of Science and Technology Associations.

 

Article 10. VUSTA member associations are socio-political-professional or social-professional associations of intellectuals in science and technology operating nationwide. They are established under the decision of authorized agencies and join VUSTA voluntarily. They have their autonomy and Charter which comply with VUSTA’s Charter.

 

Article 11. The rights of member associations:
1. Nominate representatives to join the VUSTA Central Council
2. Participate in discussions and decisions on the VUSTA’s general policies
3. Participate in VUSTA activities and organizations
4. Benefit from VUSTA as regulated.
5. Request VUSTA to protect its legal rights
6. A member organization is able to leave VUSTA once approved by its Congress and the VUSTA Central Council.

 

Article 12. Obligations of member associations:
1. Comply with VUSTA’s Charter, the resolution of VUSTA National Congress, VUSTA Central Councils’ conference, and the VUSTA presidium.

 

2. Continuously expand VUSTA’s influence and enhance VUSTA’s position, encourage other members to respond to VUSTA.

 

3. Unite and cooperate with other members in operations.

 

4. Contribute to VUSTA’s activities.
 

 

Chapter IV
LEADERS OF THE VIETNAM UNION OF
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATIONS CENTRAL AGENCY

 

Article 13. VUSTA leaders are selected according to the principles of democracy, collective leadership and individual responsibility, and decision by majority.

 

Article 14. The National Congress is the highest body of VUSTA leadership
1. The National Congress shall assemble once every five years and shall be convened at any time if requested by ½ of VUSTA’s member associations.

 

2. The VUSTA Central Council shall decide on the number and the structure of the delegates at the National Congress.

 

3. The National Congress shall:
- Evaluate VUSTA’s operations in the last term and approve the orientation for the coming term.
- Discuss and approve the amendments to the VUSTAs’ charter.

- To elect the VUSTA Central Council for the coming term.

 

Article 15. VUSTA Central Council
1. The Central Council is the highest body of VUSTA leadership between the two National Congresses.

 

2. The Central Council shall include representatives of all VUSTA’s member associations and delegates recommended by the last term’s Presidium. The number of members recommended by the Presidium shall not exceed 20 of the Central Council members. The number of members and the election methods shall be decided by the National Congress.

 

3. The Central Council shall assemble once every year and shall be convened at any time if requested by the Presidium or ½ of the Cent

 

ral Council members.

 

Article 16. Duties and authorities of VUSTA Central Council
1. Passing the annual coordination action plan to implement the National Congress Resolution.

 

2. Decide on the organizational structure, content and method of VUSTA operation in accordance withVUSTA functions and tasks.

 

3. Decide on the admission of new member associations and take into account member associations’ request to leave VUSTA. Change the structure of the Central Council or dismiss Central Council members.

 

4. Elect the Presidium and Inspection Commission; elect the President, Vice Presidents, Secretary General and Head of the Inspection Commission (all the posts elected should be among the Presidium members). The Central Council shall decide on the numbers of Inspection Commission members and the election method.

 

5. Make all necessary preparations for the upcoming VUSTA National Congress.

 

6. To direct and supervise VUSTA member organizations’ activities and deal with other issues problems at the request of the Presidium.

 

The President of the Central Council shall hold the highest level of legal responsibility about the VUSTA operation. Vice Presidents and Secretary General shall implement tasks assigned by the President.

 

Article 17. The Presidium
1. On behalf of VUSTA Central Council, the Presidium shall supervise and observe all activities of VUSTA headquarters between two sessions of the Central Council. Some Presidium members shall be assigned a permanent duty.
The Presidium’s activities and specific task are regulated in the Presidium regulations.

 

2. The Presidium has the competence to establish, and decide on the functions, tasks and organizational structure the Presidium’s assistant bodies, professional council, and affiliated organizations.

 

3. The Presidium shall assemble every three months or at any time at the request of the President.

 

Article 18. The Presidium’s Standing Committee
1. The Presidium’s Standing Committee includes the President, Vice Presidents, and the Secretary General

 

2. Duties and competences:
- Prepare for the Presidium’s session and help the Presidium prepare for the Central Council sessions

 

- Direct the operations of VUSTA and its affiliated organizations. Organize the implementation of the Presidium and Central Council’s resolutions and Party and State’s policies

 

- Organize seminars and conferences to provide the Party and State with consultancy.

 

- Coordinate with the provincial authorities in directing the operations of provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations

 

- Decide on rewards and punishments.

 

Article 19. The Inspection Committee
1. Duties and competences:
- Conduct inspection when there are signs of violations of VUSTA Charter or Regulations and the Resolutions of the National Congress, the Central Council, and the Presidium..
- Inspect the management and use of VUSTA financial funding and property.
- Guide and direct the operations of the Inspection Committee of VUSTA member associations.
- Handle written complaints and denunciations within its competence.
- Propose punishments against violating individuals and organizations to the Central Council.

 

2. The Inspection Committee convenes once every six months and at any time at the request of the President of the VUSTA Central Council or Head of the Inspection Committee.
 

 

Chapter V
LEADERSHIP OF VUSTA MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS

 

Article 20. The National Congress is the highest body of the associations’ leadership.
The General Assembly of VUSTA member associations is convened by their Executive Board or at any time at the request of ½ of its members or member associations.

 

Prior to the Congress, Leaders of member associations proposed the agenda of the Congress to VUSTA Presidium for approval.

 

Article 21. Congress of the member associations shall:
- Assess the performance of the associations’ operation in the last term and devise the orientation for the upcoming term.

 

- Discuss and approve or disapprove on the amendments to the associations’ charters.

 

- Elect the Central Committee of the associations.

 

Article 22. Executive Committee
1. Central Executive Committee of the associations shall include representatives of all their member associations and some outstanding scientists. The number of members and election methods shall be decided by the National Congress.

 

The Central Executive Committee of the associations shall convene once every year or at any time at the request of ½ of the Executive Committee members.

 

2. Duties and competences
- The Central Executive Committee meeting is the highest body of the associations’ leadership between the two Congresses. The Central Executive Committee is responsible for organizing the Congress’s resolution and all the activities of the associations between the two congresses.

 

- Decide on the organizational structure, is responsible for implementation of General Assembly resolutions, direct and inspect all activities of the associations between the two National Congresses;

 

- Decide on the organizational structure, content and method of the associations’ operation in accordance with their functions and tasks.

 

- Decide on the admission of new members, change the structure of the Central Executive Committee or dismiss Executive Committee members.

 

- Elect the Standing Committee or the Presidium and the Inspection Committee; elect the President, Vice Presidents, Secretary General and Head of the Inspection Committee (all the posts elected should be among the Presidium members). The Central Council shall decide on the numbers of Inspection Commission members and the election method.

 

- President of the Executive Committee shall hold the highest level of legal responsibility about the associations’ operation. Vice Presidents and Secretary General shall implement tasks assigned by the President.

 

Article 23. The Standing Committee (or the Presidium)
1. The Standing Committee, on behalf of the Presidium of the Executive Committee, direct and inspect all activities of the associations between the two sessions of the Executive Committee.
The Standing Committee or Presidium convenes once every 3 months or at any time at the request of the President.
The Standing Committee assigns specific tasks to its members.

 

2. The Standing Committee has the power to establish and decide on the functions, tasks, and organizational structure of associations, professional councils, and member organizations.

 

3. The operation of the Standing Committee or the Presidium is defined in the regulations approved by the Executive Committee.

 

4. Direct the discussion of the draft documents proposed to the VUSTA National Congress. Select delegates to the VUSTA National Congress and the associations’ representatives at the VUSTA Central Council.

 

Article 24. Inspection Committee

 

1. Duties and competences:

 

- Conduct inspections when there are signs of violations of VUSTA Charter and the associations’ Charter or Regulations and the Resolutions of the National Congress of VUSTA and its member associations.

 

- Inspect the management and use of the associations’ financial funding and property.

 

- Guide and direct the operations of the Inspection Committee of member organizations.

 

- Handle written complaints and denunciations within its competence.

 

- Propose punishment against violating individuals and organizations to the Executive Committee.

 

2. The Inspection Committee convenes once every six months and at any time at the request of the Presidents of the associations or the Head of the Inspection Committee.

 

Chapter VI
LEADERSHIP OF PROVINCIAL

 

UNION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATIONS (PUSTA)

 

Article 25. The National Congress is the highest body of the PUSTA leadership.
The General Assembly of VUSTA’s affiliated organizations is convened by PUSTA Executive Board or at any time at the request of ½ of its members or member organizations.
Prior to the Congress, PUSTA leaders shall propose the agenda of the Congress to VUSTA Presidium for approval.

 

Article 26. Congress of the national industry associations shall:
- Assess the performance of the PUSTA operation in the last term and devise the orientation for the upcoming term.

 

- Discuss and approve or disapprove on the amendments to the PUSTA charters.

 

- Elect the PUSTA Executive Board

 

Article 27. Executive Board
1. The PUSTA Executive Board shall include representatives of all their member organizations and some outstanding delegates nominated by the Standing Board of the previous tenure. The number of members and election methods shall be decided by the National Congress.

 

The PUSTA Executive Board shall convene once every year or at any time at the request of ½ of the Executive Board members.

 

2. Duties and competences
- The Executive Board meeting is the highest body of the PUSTA leadership between the two Congresses. The Executive Board is responsible for organizing PUSTA Congress’s resolutions and all the PUSTA activities between the two congresses.

 

- Decide on the PUSTA organizational structure and operational methods in compliance with the existing regulations.

 

- Decide on the admission of new members and take into account members’ request to leave PUSTA. Change the structure of the Executive Board or dismiss its members.

 

- Elect the Standing Board and the Inspection Board; elect the Chairman, Vice Chairmen, Secretary (or Secretary General) and the Head of the Inspection Board (all the posts elected should be among the Standing Board). The Executive Board shall decide on the numbers of Inspection Board members and the election method.

 

- Prepare for the PUSTA Congress.

 

- The Chairman of the Executive Board shall hold the highest level of legal responsibility with regards to PUSTA operations. Vice Chairmen and Secretary (General) shall implement tasks assigned by the Chairman.

 

Article 28. The Standing Board.

 

1. The Standing Board, on behalf of the Executive Board, direct and inspect all PUSTA activities between the two sessions of the Executive Board.
The Standing Board convenes once every 3 months or at any time at the request of the Chairman.
The Standing Board assigns specific tasks to its members.

 

2. The Standing Board has the power to establish and decide on the functions, tasks, and organizational structure of PUSTA and its affiliated organizations, professional councils, and member organizations.

 

3. The operations of the Standing Board are defined in the regulations approved by the Executive Board.

 

4. Direct the discussion on the draft documents proposed to the VUSTA National Congress. Select delegates to the VUSTA National Congress and the organizations’ representatives at the VUSTA Central Council.

 

Article 29. Inspection Board

 

1. Duties and competences:

 

- Conduct inspection when there are signs of violations of VUSTA and PUSTA Charters and the Resolutions of the VUSTA and PUSTA Congress.

 

- Inspect the management and use of the PUSTAs’ financial funding and property.
- Guide and direct the operation of the Inspection Boards of member organizations.
- Handle written complaints and denunciations within its competence.
- Propose punishment against individuals and organizations who commit violations of the Executive Boards.

 

2. The Inspection Boards convenes once every six months and at any time at the request of the PUSTA Chairman Head of the Inspection Board.

 

 

 

Chapter VII
FINANCE AND PROPERTY

 

Article 30. 

 

1. VUSTA’s and PUSTA’s financial resources and property include:
- Financial funding and facilities provided by the State to ensure VUSTA and PUSTA operation
- Financial funding for the implementation of tasks assigned by the State
- Financial resources contributed by member associations and affiliated organizations
- Cash and any kinds of assets donated by domestic and foreign individuals and organizations;
- Other legal financial resources.

 

2. Member associations’ financial resources and property include:
- Financial funding for the implementation of tasks assigned by the State
- Financial resources contributed by member associations.

- Cash and any kinds of assets donated by domestic and foreign individuals and organizations;
- Other legal financial resources.

 

Article 31. The financial funding and property of VUSTA shall be managed and used in compliance to the existing law and VUSTA regulations approved by the VUSTA Presidium.

 

The financial funding and property of member associations shall be managed and used in compliance to the existing law and regulations approved by the Standing Committee or Executive Committee.

 

Article 32. VUSTA and its member associations shall be allowed to establish funds. The establishment and operation of these funds shall comply with the existing law.

 

Chapter VIII

 

REWARDING FOR GOOD PERFORMANCE AND DISCIPLINING FOR NON-COMPLICANCE

 

Article 33. Organizations and individuals who have outstanding achievements shall be rewarded by VUSTA, PUSTAs, or member associations or shall be recommended a reward.

 

The type of reward will be decided by the President of the VUSTA Central Council or the Standing Committee of member associations.

 

Article 34. Organizations and individuals who commit violations of this Charter shall be subjects to disciplinary actions.

 

The disciplinary actions shall be decided by the VUSTA Central Council or the Executive Committee of member associations.

 

Chapter IX

 

IMPLEMENTATION PROVISIONS

 

Article 35. The VUSTA Presidium shall be responsible for directing the implementation of this Charter.

 

Article 36. This Charter consists of 9 chapters and 36 articles and was approved by the 6th VUSTA Congress on April 28, 2010.

 

The VUSTA National Congress shall be the only competent body who can decide on any amendment to this Charter.

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