return icon Vietnamnet.vn

To become state officers, relations with “officials” a must, survey

 VietNamNet Bridge - Results from a large sociological survey showed that many people thought that having the relationship with officials is an important factor when applying for a job in the public sector.

VietNamNet Bridge - Results from a large sociological survey showed that many people thought that having the relationship with officials is an important factor when applying for a job in the public sector.


{keywords}

Nearly 80 percent of people did not know anything about land use plans in the place where they live.


A report on the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) in 2012 was released in the central city of Da Nang on July 2.

The report, compiled by the National Assembly’s Institute of Legislative Studies and the United Nations Development Programme, analyses the operations of local authorities, providing a useful and reliable reference for voters to cast votes of confidence on officials elected or approved by people’s councils.

PAPI is a policy tool that aims to measure the administration and governance efficiency of the State administration system in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide.

The index is based on a philosophy of considering citizens public administration agencies’ “customers,” who are capable of overseeing and assessing the effectiveness of governance and public administration of local authorities.

The report is the outcome of a 2012 survey of 14,000 people. It was the first time PAPI conducted a poll across the country’s all localities.

As a nationwide sociological survey, from 2010 to 2012, the investigation team interviewed 32,500 people about six contents: participation of the people at the grassroots level, the openness and transparency; accountability to citizens, control of corruption, administrative procedures and the provision of public services.

In the central region and central highlands, Quang Binh was highly appreciated by people in most contents, but it still needs to improve "control of corruption." Da Nang is also in the leading group, but its weaknesses is "people's participation at the grassroots level" and "transparency."

Tay Ninh province ranked low in 2011 and 2012 but it scored higher points for "administrative procedures." Khanh Hoa ranked bottom but local residents appreciated it for "supply of public services."

PAPI report shows that nearly 80 percent of people did not know anything about land use plans in the place where they live; 17 percent knew thanks to the government's announcement and 3 percent knew it through other sources. Lack of transparency in the land use planning is the cause of harassment in land management.

According to the report, nearly 50 percent of respondents said the relationship with officials is an important factor when applying for a job in the public sector, such as the positions of office worker, policeman of communes and wards, land administration officer, teachers of public primary schools and judicial officials.

Petty corruption and bribery are the problems in many areas and it tends to increase as people apply for a job in the public sector, health care in the district hospital or apply for land use right certificates.

People opt for not denouncing because the price for whistleblowing may be high or they did not believe that the legal system on anti-corruption can protect them. The provinces that control corruption poorly are Dien Bien, Khanh Hoa, Lai Chau, Ninh Thuan and Cao Bang.

Tran Cham

MORE NEWS

Vietnam's entrepreneurial 'bosses': how are they doing?

There are several famous entrepreneurs in Vietnam who are called “boss”, including Vo Quoc Thang, Tran Dinh Long, Doan Nguyen Duc and Nguyen Duc Thuy.

Automakers facing legal vacuum

The Ministry of Science and Technology will officially lift regulations on the localization ratio in the automobile sector and the levels at which imported vehicle components are knocked down beginning October 1.

Entertainment and cultural events of the week (October 3-9)

Upcoming entertainment and cultural events in Vietnam's major cities on October 3-9.

Autumn on Con Dao

Con Dao is at its peaceful and charming best in the early days of autumn, with clear blue water and romantic sunset.

Digital content firms are at disadvantage in international lawsuits

Many enterprises say that Vietnam lacks effective tools to fight unhealthy competition. There are legal documents to cover the issue but it is difficult to apply and enforce them.

MPI: Growth scenario in 2023 of about 6.5 percent

Assessing that difficulties and advantages will be inextricably intertwined in 2023 but the difficulties will far overweigh the advantages.

HCMC welcomes first group of cruise ship tourists after Covid-19 pandemic

The Saigon Port Joint Stock Company, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City and some units, on October 2, held a ceremony to welcome the luxury cruise ship Le Laperouse of Ponant (France).

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 2

Investigations on corruption cases to expand: official

Rock tales in Ganh Yen

Ganh Yen is located along the fishing village of Thanh Thuy in Binh Hai Commune, Binh Son District, Quang Ngai Province.

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 2

GDP growth to hit 8% this year in base-case scenario: Official

Doan Thien An crowned Miss Grand Vietnam 2022

Doan Thien An, 22-year-old beauty from the Mekong Delta province of Long An, was crowned Miss Grand Vietnam 2022 after surpassing 49 other contestants at the pageant finale in Ho Chi Minh City on October 1.

Vietnam’s GDP growth to be among the highest in SE as int’l organisations forecast

Vietnam’s GDP growth in 2022 and 2023 will be among the highest in Southeast Asian as shown in many international organisations’ forecasts and assessments on the Vietnamese economic outlook.

Amid global unrest, VN billionaires incur huge losses

Despite good news about the economy, including high growth rate and low inflation, stock prices have been sliding all over the globe.

Vietnam needs to expand airport network to relieve pressure on infrastructure

Vietnam ranks No.1 on the list of the 25 countries with the fastest post-pandemic recovery of the domestic aviation market.

Binh Duong lures foreign investors with special care

The southern province of Binh Duong has taken the lead for foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction thanks to its methods of taking care of investors.
back_to_top