BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's newly established supervisory commissions will work under tight internal and external oversight, according to the Beijing municipal supervisory commission.
Zhang Shuofu, director of the commission, told reporters Tuesday that supervisory commissions at various levels had strict division of power within the organizations.
"We also have strict procedure on how investigations are carried out in order to avoid collecting evidence by illegal means," he said.
Externally, the commissions are subject to supervision from the Communist Party of China (CPC) committees at the same level, and discipline inspection commissions and supervisory commissions at the next level up, Zhang said.
"We are also supervised by the people's congresses and their standing committees at the same level," he said, adding that supervision from procuratorates and society generally, was also in place.
China has now established supervision commissions in every county, city and province. The commissions will share offices with discipline inspection commissions to supervise those exercising public power.
The CPC Central Committee has proposed listing the supervisory commissions in the country's Constitution as new type of state organs.
The supervisory commissions will independently exercise their power of supervision and not be subject to interference by any administrative organ, public organization or individual, the proposal said.