Inspectorate to ramp up efforts to deal with violations

Update: March, 17/2015 - 09:02
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) held a working session with senior officials of the Government Inspectorate in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
HA NOI (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held a working session with senior officials of the Government Inspectorate in Ha Noi yesterday, urging them to increase their efficiency in dealing with violations and in protecting the legitimate rights and interests of the State and people.

As Head of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption, the Party leader called for additional unscheduled inspections, especially in fields susceptible to negative phenomena, while modifying mechanisms and policies as necessary.

Between 2011 and 2014, the sector made over 34,500 administrative and nearly 477,000 specialised inspection visits, collecting about VND112 trillion (US$5.23 billion) in misappropriated sums and more than 18,700 hectares of misused land.

It also issued fines worth VND27.5 trillion ($1.3 billion) and transferred 269 cases to investigative units.

It received more than 1.56 million citizens, heard 455,900 complaints and denunciations and settled 191,500 of them.

The sector helped suitors reclaim VND1.98 trillion ($94.5 million) and 900 hectares of land and successfully sought legal recourse in 2,400 cases, reported Inspector General Huynh Phong Tranh.

After admitting that several lapses remained in inspection and settlement, Tranh proposed the Laws on Inspection and Anti-Corruption be amended to raise the sense of responsibility of officials.

Concurring with the sector's designated tasks, the Party chief requested additional precautionary measures to combat corruption, including transparency in asset declaration, administrative procedure reform, and anti-bureaucracy measures.

The sector was also asked to intensify crackdowns on violations and launch additional feedback channels.

Tranh said the sector intended to place increased focus on complicated and prolonged complaints and denunciations involving numerous people, ensuring that the process is done in line with regulations in preparation for the all-level Party Congresses and the 70th anniversary of the Inspectorate.

He said that overall, the entire sector needed to develop a contingent of qualified staff in both ethics and professional skills while well working closely with international partners.

The leader took note of recommendations during the session and expressed his hopes that the sector will build on its past achievements and remedy its shortcomings to fulfil the tasks assigned by the Party, State and people. — VNS