Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the officers are mostly public employees (89.8 percent), while civil servants accounted for 10.2 percent. They were mostly young people.

As many as 39,552 civil servants and public employees resigned, accounting for 1.94 percent of personnel assigned, including 7,102 (17.96 percent) in ministries and branches, and 32,450 (82.04 percent) in localities.

Regarding education levels, 653 officers had doctorates, 4,018 had master’s degrees, and 19,637 bachelor’s degrees. More than 25,610 were aged 40 and below, 7,861 aged 41-50 and 6,074 above age 50.

The resignations were mostly seen in large cities and provinces with high economic growth rates and urban areas with developed non-state sectors, where there are many job opportunities.

The majority of resigned officers were under 40 and had a high education level.

The most important reason behind the mass resignations was the low income in comparison with the private sector and foreignn direct investment (FDI) enterprises.

The other reason was the high-pressure working environment, especially during the pandemic.

Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son said he had received comments from about 200 voters expressing their concerns about teacher shortages and teacher resignation.

Director of the HCM City Health Department Tang Chi Thuong said he used to sign five resignation forms everyday. Hard pressure at work and low income are the reasons behind the resignation.

However, Tra affirmed that the public sector remains attractive and highly-competitive. State agencies can recruit new employees to timely replace the resigned civil servants and public employees.

The reports from 23 ministries, agencies and 63 provinces and cities show that the country has recruited 143,961 civil servants and public employees over the past 2.5 years, including 74,495 public employees in the educational sector and 38,147 in the healthcare sector.

Minister of Health Dao Hong Lan and Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son have asked to increase salaries and professional allowances for workers

The National Assembly has agreed to raise base salary from VND1.49 million to VND1.8 million (20.8 percent), to be applied from July 1, 2023, and increase occupational incentive allowances for preventive medicine and grassroots health workers from January 1, 2023.

Thu Hang