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Health Ministry wants to add 7,418 officers more at commune level

One commune in Binh Chanh district in HCM City has a population of 130,000, while a commune in Lang Son province only has 400 people. But the number of civil servants in the two communes is nearly the same.

20 districts, thousands of communes to be eliminated as part of admin reform

Eight districts and 563 communes have been eliminated as part of administrative reform. The figures will double or triple in the time to come.

HCMC talent-attraction program in public sector comes up short

Offering attractive salaries and working conditions, HCM City has been able to recruit only five "talented" experts in the last four years.

Administrative reform must centre on people, enterprises: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired the third session of the Government’s Steering Committee for Administrative Reform on February 3, stressing that administrative reform must centre on people and enterprises.

Minister of Home Affairs aims for 'turning point' in civil service

Minister Pham Thi Thanh Tra has put forward priorities for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in 2023.

Central Economic Commission to submit three key plans to Politburo

The Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission is working on three plans that will be submitted to the Politburo for approval.

HCM City to use AI to solve administrative problems

HCM City Vice Chair Duong Anh Duc said at a seminar on using artificial intelligence (AI) in public administration that AI is an important tool that brings great benefits to the public and authorities.

37,000 households to take part in survey on administrative service quality

On December 13, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Vietnam Post organized an online training course for a team surveying people’s satisfaction about state agencies in 2022.

What are the salaries of Vietnamese ministers?

Under the current wage scheme, a new university graduate working at state agencies would be paid a base rate of VND3.5 million (US$140), which is only enough to pay rent for a room in Hanoi or HCM City.

‘Petty corruption' is rampant, hard to get rid of

More than 67% of enterprises paid "unofficial" costs in construction inspection activities and 61.36% for conditional business licenses.

17 general directorates cut, salaries of state officers raised

Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra says the government plans to cut 17 general directorates and equivalent units, eight authorities, 145 departments and equivalent units. The base salary is expected to rise by 20.8 percent.

Salaries of state officers equal to that of unskilled workers

Carrying out wage reform is one of the urgent solutions National Assembly Deputy Ta Thi Yen has proposed to retain staff amid the mass departure of state officers for the private sector.

Hanoi has new Mayor for 2021-2026 term

The newly-elected Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, Tran Sy Thanh, stressed his commitment to continue pushing for administrative reform and enhance efficiency in the operation of the public apparatus.

When will ministry dispatches stop bedeviling enterprises?

The overlapping and inconsistency of legal documents continues to make things difficult for businesses. 

VCCI report finds problems in administrative reform

“Flow of business law in 2021”, a report of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, shows that hundreds of circulars that guide the implementation of laws are issued each year. The quality and transparency of the documents are in question.

Regulations hindering enterprise development have been revived

Business environment reform has been slowing down over the last two years. Some bad regulations that were removed because they hindered the development of enterprises have been revived.

Merger of districts and communes to save VND2 trillion

The number of civil servants at the district level has been reduced by 706 out of 2,411, while the number of cadres and civil servants at the commune level has been cut by 9,694 out of 20,403 under the program on district and commune mergers.

Staff cutback plan fulfilled in 2021

The task on state apparatus streamlining set by the Politburo was fulfilled in 2021 for the first time. More than 10 percent of civil servant personnel and 11.67 percent of public employees at non-business public units have been cut.

PM requests reduction in number of departments, general departments

Noting that the apparatus inside ministries and branches is still cumbersome and hierarchical, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked ministers to restructure departments and general departments.

Ministry: 7 departments and branches cut, 10 percent of civil servant staff reduced

In 2021, there were a total of 1,173 departments and branches, which means seven departments and branches were cut. Around 10 percent of the number of civil servants and 11.67 percent of public employees were reduced.