The monthly basic wage of State employees will increase from VNĐ1.39 million (US$59) to VNĐ1.49 million ($63) from July next month thanks to a resolution on next year’s State budget estimate adopted by the National Assembly yesterday.
Senior public servants in the central coastal city of Đà Nẵng are likely to receive support of VNĐ200 million (around US$8,900) if they volunteer for early retirement.
Experts say violations in the construction field are still rampant in the capital city of Hà Nội, despite a new management regime intended to reduce the number of people on the State payroll while creating district-level inspection task forces.
The Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) will focus its efforts on reforms, striving towards a “contingency of officials with competence, virtue, and reputation befitting their duties.”
The Ministry of Finance has proposed imposing a new tax on people who own property worth VNĐ700 million ($31,000) or more.
Downsizing efforts will be implemented without exception in all sectors, including education and health, said deputy minister of home affairs Nguyễn Duy Thăng.
As many as 265,106 civil servants will be included in the State payroll this year, a year-on-year decrease of about 4,000, according to a Prime Minister’s decision that takes effect this month.
The French government has surprised labour unions by announcing voluntary buyouts for some of the country's five million civil servants, an unprecedented move against jobs which are largely considered secure for life.
The Ministry of Finance has said it is considering raising value added tax (VAT) to 11 percent from 2019 and then to 12 percent by 2020 from the current 10 percent.
When Phạm Sỹ Liêm, former deputy minister of construction, recommended that the Government hire private construction inspection services on December 13, he was met with mixed opinions from experts.