The prime minister’s office, which was mainly responsible for decision-making, constantly changed and improved through commissioner assignment, and had the organizational advantages of overall planning, strong teamwork and flat organization. Through assignment of officials and commissioners, the central government strengthened its supervision over local governments, causing continuous changes of the supervision system. These changes made the administrative divisions and governance more flexible and adaptable. In many cases, the assignment system of officials and commissioners was a correctional and remedial measure to cope with malpractices of the regular political system(such as low efficiency and shift the blame/responsibility onto somebody) as well as an emergency system to handle the unexpected.Therefore, it is of positive significance. However, if poorly designed, this system would have negative impact on the original political system, resulting in problems such as overstaffed institutions, overlapping functions, ambiguous duties,working against one another, and low efficiency.
Journal of Shenzhen University(Humanities & Social Sciences)
assignment system of officials and commissioners
internal subsidiary system