|The Government has launched a fresh crack down on corruption. — File Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — The Government has launched a fresh crack down on corruption under a new decree that will hold leaders of corrupt agencies accountable for any misconduct committed within their organisations.
Decree 211/2013/ND-CP, which was issued by the Government on December 19 to amend and supplement Decree 107 issued in 2006, raises the legal threshold for accountability by directing blame, warnings or dismissals towards agency leaders in a bid to tighten management practices.
Under the new decree, leaders will be granted amnesty only if they have made efforts to implement measures to prevent, monitor and correct unethical behaviours in line with the law.
Accordingly, leaders serving in the people's army or the people's public security will be punished under laws for those respective bodies.
The same legal standards will remain for leaders found to be playing a direct and definitive role in corruption causing tangible harms to society or the State.
The law, however, extends its reach to implicate leaders across multiple agencies linked to incidences of corruption.
The decree will come into effect from February next year. — VNS