The National Assembly Standing Committee discussed the draft of the Public –
Policy Law during its 13th meeting yesterday.– Photo quochoi.vn
HÀ NỘI – The National Assembly Standing Committee discussed the draft of the Public Policy Law during its 13th meeting yesterday.
NA member Trần Thị Quốc Khánh, head of the law drafting committee said that she proposed the Public Policy Law in 2013. In May, 2015, it was first put into the 13th NA resolution and was officially presented in the law building program by the 14th NA.
Khánh emphasised the importance of the draft in clarifying the relations and responsibilities among stakeholders in public policy; setting up a modern and transparent public service and establishing a foundation for civic engagement in public policy. On that basis, it will contribute to creating a positive impact on the relation between public and private sectors.
The draft includes seven chapters with 54 articles regulating general principles of public policy, administrative procedures and public policy services, e-government in public policy, relations and responsibilities of stakeholders in public policy.
The public policy draft law is the first project initiated by an individual in the history of Việt Nam’s NA. This is a challenging project which affects the national administration.
However, due to difficulties of time and human resources, the draft has its own disadvantages. To be specific, the draft’s contents are simple and do not touch upon the drawbacks of present regulations and laws on public policy. Some articles are impractical and difficult to apply, deputies said.
To improve the draft, on the same day, the NA’s Law Committee held a discussion session.
Nguyễn Khắc Định, Head of the NA’s Law Committee said that the need for the law is not persuasive. Also, it does not specify disadvantages of the present administration. Therefore, the draft needs consideration in order to avoid overlaps with other regulations.
NA Deputy Chairman Đỗ Bá Tỵ said that the government has not had any official opinion on the draft. Therefore, it will be difficult for the NA to evaluate articles in the draft.
He advised the compiling committee to distinguish regulations in the draft from academic concepts. Additionally, they need to ensure the draft and other regulations on administration are consistent.
Hà Ngọc Chiến, Head of the Ethnic Council said that Public Policy was not necessary at present. Besides, NA Chairman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân emphasised the need to build up a proper concept of public policy and advised the compiling committee to adjust articles in the draft.
Other contents of public service management mentioned in the draft, such as e-government, were also discussed at the meeting. – VNS