Guidelines for Candidates of New Village Committee Chairman and Development Officers

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Guidelines for Candidates of MCA New Village Committee Chairman

1.New Village Committee Chairman

1.1            New village committee chairman appointed by the Party shall not hold office for more than 12 years or be over 65 years of age (In view of different requirements placed by the State Governments, the respective MCA State Liaison Committee shall determine all the appointment);

1.2            Members of Parliament, State Assemblymen and Senators shall not hold the post of new village committee chairman

2. The Minimum Criteria for Candidates nominated for New Village Committee Chairman

2.1            The candidate must be a resident, or works and is active in the New Village;

2.2            The candidate must be a party life member and has been a party member for more than 3 years;

2.3           The candidate must at least possess secondary education qualification and be able to speak Bahasa Malaysia fluently, to enable active participation at meetings, and to communicate and carry out duties effectively;

2.4           The candidate must have attended and completed the relevant training courses conducted by the Party and Government;

2.5            The candidate must be active in party affairs as well as at local community level, with good track records;

2.6            Must serve the public faithfully and attend all New Village meetings without being constrained by personal commitments.

2.7         Secretaries of Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries, New Village Development Officers, Information Officers, District and Local Councilors shall not hold the post of New Village Committee Chairman.

3. The Selection Criteria for New Village Committee Chairman

3.1            The State Liaison Committee shall establish a selection committee to carry out the task of interviewing all potential candidates;

3.2         In view of different requirements placed by the State Governments, the respective MCA State Liaison Committee shall determine all matters relating to the following: the nomination of members for the selection committee, criteria for the selection of candidates, and manner in which written test  and interviews are conducted for each candidate. The MCA Headquarters will standardize the scope area of the test to be used by the State Liaison Committee.

4.The Basic Duties

4.1     To monitor related development of the New Village and resolve local issues and be well prepared to organise meetings;

4.2     To monitor all formulation of policies, strengthen communication between departments and villagers, understand the needs of the villagers, formulate development projects, and monitor the implementation of projects to ensure no violation of policy and administrative bias.

4.3            Provide good services to the people in his/her Division in all matters relating to the local government, and for that purpose, to work closely with the local members of Parliament and State Assemblymen at all times;

4.4            Attending important party meetings, briefings and assemblies and help to promote Party affairs to the best of their ability;

4.5            Be accountable for all his/her duties and work;

4.6            Realise the goal of a healthy political culture for the Party to the best of his or her endeavor.

5.General Provisions

5.1            Any Party member who intends to resign from his or her post shall submit a letter to the relevant authority, division chairman and MCA Headquarters; a copy of the letter should also be forwarded to the state liaison committee;

5.2            Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary of these Guidelines, the Party may at any time instruct that a Party member holding public office who has failed to implement his or her duties satisfactorily, committed disgraceful acts , contravened Party disciplinary rules or is guilty of serious crime, to resign;

5.3            There would be exceptional situations where Party interests take precedent. In which case, the Central Committee/Presidential Council may make the necessary adjustments or amendments to these Guidelines.

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Guidelines for Candidates of MCA New Village Development Officer

1.New Village Development Officer

1.1     New Village Development Officers appointed by the Party shall not be over 60 years of age.

2.Minimum Criteria for Candidates nominated for New Village Development Officer

2.1            The candidate must be a resident, or has actively worked for the party in the New village;

2.2            The candidate must be a Party life member, and has been a party member for more than three years; 

2.3            The candidate must possess at least a SPM certificate and a pass in  Bahasa Malaysia. The candidate must be able to speak Bahasa Malaysia fluently, to enable active participation in meetings, and to communicate and carry out duties effectively;

2.4            The candidate must have satisfactorily completed the relevant training courses conducted by the Party and the Ministry;

2.5            The candidate must be active in Party affairs and/or at local community level, with good track records;

2.6            Must serve the public faithfully and attend all meetings of New Village, MCA division and state liaison committee meeting without being constrained by personal commitments.

2.7            All New Village Development Officer candidates (new or extended appointments) must be submitted by the division and then interviewed by the selection committee to the State Liaison Committee; The MCA Hq will make the final decision.

3.Selection Criteria for New Village Development Officer

3.1            The State Liaison Committee shall establish a selection committee to carry out the task of interviewing all potential candidates;

3.2            Recommended candidates must pass the interview on language ability and be able to carry out their duties effectively;

3.3   Incumbent officers who wish to extend their appointment must pass the KPI performance assessment by the State Liaison Committee.

4.The Basic Duties of a Public Officer

4.1            Must attend all meetings at the division and State Liaison Committee. Help to formulate new village development projects in the division and monitor the implementation of projects.

4.2            Provide good services to the people in his/her Division in all matters relating to the local government and must be able to work closely with the Local Members of Parliament and State Assemblymen at all times;

4.3            Attend important party meetings, briefings and assemblies and help to promote Party affairs to the best of their ability;

4.4           Be accountable for all his/her duties and works, and to make them known at Divisional meetings;

4.5            Realise the goal of a healthy political culture for the Party to the best of his/her endeavour.

5.General Provisions

5.1            Any Party member who intends to resign from his or her public post shall submit a letter of resignation to the authority concerned, clearly stating the reasons. A copy of the resignation letter must also be submitted to the state liaison committee and division.

5.2            Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary to these Guidelines, the Party may at any time instruct a Party member holding public office and who has failed to implement his or her duties satisfactorily, or committed disgraceful acts, contravened Party disciplinary rules or is guilty of serious crime, to RESIGN;

5.3            There would be exceptional situations where Party interests take precedent. In which case, the Central Committee/Presidential Council may make the necessary adjustments or amendments to these Guidelines.