Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình attends a national conference held by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Dân
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to build a transparent mechanism for personnel recruitment to draw more talented people to work for State administrative bodies and ensure the supply of high quality public servants.
Speaking at a national conference held by the ministry in Hà Nội on Thursday to review its 2017 tasks and set goals for 2018, Bình said the ministry should review and downsize staff structures and improve the professional skills and quality of staff to improve operational efficiency.
He pointed out the sector’s shortcomings last year, including slow building and issuance of related legal documents. Further, inspection and supervision over personnel recruitment and appointment within sectors and localities were not comprehensive. The home affairs sector remained passive in proposing models of apparatus organisation at Government agencies. It slowly considered and handled issues raised by National Assembly deputies and the public, including issues relating to officials who had failed to fulfill their tasks or violated regulations.
The sector was also not active enough in reviewing personnel tasks and fully developing its management role, leading to some shortcomings in personnel management at some agencies and localities, the deputy PM said.
Bình said in 2018, the sector should aim to fulfill assigned tasks, and research and propose amendments and supplements to the Law on Cadres and Civil Servants, in line with Party regulations.
The sector should also increase inspection and set up a task force, led by the Minister of Home Affairs, to regularly carry out inspection over personnel tasks to prevent shortcomings such as the “super fast” appointments of some officials as reported by the local media recently.
Minister of Home Affairs Lê Vĩnh Tân said the ministry would continue speeding up inspection and supervision in personnel recruitment, appointment and management at sectors and localities.
The ministry also asked authorities of localities to increase scrutiny of the recruitment and appointment of public servants. — VNS