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Former head of government inspectorate wrongfully appointed 6 posts

Update: February, 24/2017 - 17:36
The inspection conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs looks into the appointment decisions made by Huỳnh Phong Tranh near the end of his term as head of the Government Inspectorate. — Photo plo.vn
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HÀ NỘI — It turns out that the Government Inspectorate (GI), a ministry-level body charged with tackling corruption in State administration, is not immune from wrongdoing.

Six posts within the GI were found to have been appointed in contravention of regulations, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Thursday.

The findings were the result of an inspection conducted by the ministry on the appointment of officials and managers in the GI from the beginning of 2015 to the middle of June last year.

According to the report, over 18 months, head of the GI – then Huỳnh Phong Tranh (2011 – 2016) signed appointment decisions for a total of 48 posts. Of which, 15 posts were department-level and 33 posts division-level.

Tranh extended working terms for four officials despite the fact that they reached retirement age as per the labour code, however, the reports said these cases all followed legal documents.

The six wrongful appointments included one case with the term of employment not clearly defined, three cases of delayed issuance of re-appointment, and two cases of appointing more deputy posts than the legally allowed number for a ministry-level agency.

The home affairs ministry asked the former GI head to review his decisions regarding the appointment of posts, and the GI to carry out re-appointment of wrongfully appointed posts.

At the end of last year, during National Assembly meetings, deputies grilled the minister of home affairs over the ‘mass appointment’ of officials, oftentimes under-qualified ones, when a leader of a State agency is nearing the end of his term in office. — VNS

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