BEIJING, December 29 (ChinaMil) -- The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of China recently made arrangements on state-owned enterprises’ employment of retired soldiers, according to the website of the MCA.
The MCA and SASAC required that any state-owned enterprises must not issue discriminatory documents against demobilized soldiers, nor refuse to accept demobilized soldiers, or limit and forbid their subsidiaries to accept demobilized soldiers, nor adopt the forms including labor dispatch or paid transfer in replace of employment and settlement, according to the Opinions on Further Doing the Employment and Settlement Work Well for Demobilized Soldiers Complying with Governments’ Job Arrangement Conditions (hereinafter referred to as the Opinions) jointly issued by them recently.
"The settlement of the demobilized soldiers matters to defense and military building as well as social harmony and stability," said MCA Minister Li Liguo. He said the Opinions is an important step in military reform, as it will help manage former soldiers and attract more elite recruits, boosting combat power.
The Opinions specified that China's state-owned enterprises have the responsibility and obligation to employ demobilized soldiers. State-owned enterprises under Central Government should take the lead to implement their national defense obligations and social responsibilities, and guide and urge their subordinates to positively do the work of demobilized soldiers’ employment and settlement well.
The Opinions stressed that state-owned enterprises should reserve 5 percent of their total recruitment numbers for qualified veterans, and the enterprises’ subordinates and departments should employ the demobilized soldiers through open competition.