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Personnel critical to reforms: PM

Update: August, 18/2016 - 09:00
Residents hand in taxes at the Quảng Trị Tax Department. Administrative reform at the department has helped residents in filing their taxes. – VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng
Viet Nam News

 

HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc underscored the importance of personnel work during a teleconference in Hà Nội yesterday reviewing State administrative reform from 2011-2015.

Joining the conference were Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, representatives from 19 ministries and agencies and authorities from 63 cities and provinces.

The PM said that the government is determined to build a transparent and action-minded cabinet.

He suggested reducing the number of civil servants and increasing their income to better serve the people and businesses, adding that more than 2.6 million people are on the State’s payroll.

The leader asked ministries, agencies and localities to focus on inspecting people-elected agencies and trade unions, practice thrift and cut down on overseas trips.

At the event, the Ministry of Home Affairs released the 2015 public administrative reform index which placed the State Bank as first, followed by the ministries of Finance and Transport.

The ministries of Science and Technology, Industry and Trade, and Information and Communications ranked 17th, 18th and 19th, respectively.

The index showed that ministries and ministry-level agencies achieved good performances with scores above 80 percent.

In the rankings of cities and provinces, the central city of Đà Nẵng took the lead with 93.31 percent. It was followed by Hải Phòng, Đồng Nai and Thừa Thiên – Huế.

The central province of Quảng Ngãi, the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, the northern provinces of Cao Bằng and Dien Bien were at the bottom of the index./.

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