Administrative reform shows progress
Updated : Friday, February 09, 2018 9:01 AM (GMT+0700)

Asmany as 17 out of 19 ministries and ministry-level agencies have providedonline public services at levels three and four, while 58 out of 63 cities andprovinces have supplied 13,830 public services on the Internet.

 
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (centre) addresses the meeting - Photo: VNA

The figures were reported byDeputy Minister of Home Affairs Nguyen Trong Thua at a meeting of theGovernment’s Steering Committee for Administrative Reform in Hanoi on February8, which was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh who is head ofthe committee.

Thua said that in 2017, thenumber of overdue documents guiding the implementation of laws and ordinancesreduced 41.67 percent year on year.

Meanwhile, Deputy Ministerof Justice Tran Tien Dung said that last year, the Ministry of Justiceinspected 5,848 legal documents and discovered 157 documents violating laws interms of content and issuance authority.

At the same time, ViceChairman of the Government Office Nguyen Xuan Thanh said that more than 5,000administrative procedures have been simplified, while 24 conditional businesssectors have been reduced and many business conditions for many sectors havebeen cut down.

Thanh added that theministry is processing legal documents to erase nearly 3,000 businessconditions to ensure the implementation of Investment Law.

Deputy Minister of FinanceDo Hoang Anh Tuan said that the World Bank raise the ranking of Vietnam’sbusiness environment by 14 places.

However, the Deputy JusticeMinister pointed out that the number of illegal documents in 2017 increased by21 percent. He said that one of the major tasks of the ministry in 2018 isdealing with 83 such documents.

Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binhheld that administrative reform in some sectors is incoherent, while theapparatus of many State agencies operated ineffectively. He asserted that theproblem is rooted from stagnant mindset as well as weak capacity of many Stateofficials.

He asked ministries, sectorsand localities to continue promoting the responsibilities of the top officialsin implementing and popularising resolutions and policies of the Party,National Assembly, Government on administrative reform.

He suggested that theadministrative reform in ministries should be linked with that in localities toensure consistency and synchronicity, while strengthening the decentralisationof power.

Meanwhile, it is necessaryto completing institutions, mechanisms and regulations to facilitate thedevelopment and application of science and technology, particularly informationand communication technology in various sectors to improve productivity andquality as well as competitiveness of the economy, he added.

Source:VNA

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