National governance, management strengthened by administrative reform

(VOVWORLD) - The Vietnamese government is determined to create breakthroughs in administrative reform this year, especially administrative procedures related to the public and businesses. The government also intends to strengthen the management and governance capacity of ministries, sectors, and localities and mobilize all resources for national development.
National governance, management strengthened by administrative reform - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh addresses the first session of the government's steering committee for administrative reform

In 2021 the Vietnamese government paid special attention to reforming and fine-tuning institutions and laws concerning administrative reform. Two national conferences on institution building, decentralization, and power delegation were held last year. The government held three sessions on law building, submitted to the National Assembly two laws for approval, discussed 6 draft laws, adopted 23 proposals on law building, and issued 200 resolutions and 139 decrees concerning administrative reform.

Last year more than 1,000 businesses regulations were scrutinized and revised and 166 legal documents on state management were added. The settlement of administrative procedures using one-stop-shop service has been made more professional, transparent, democratic, and modern. Ministries, sectors, and localities have reorganized to improve their performance.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has reformed its requirements for upgrading state employees and retired several certifications previously required. Much progress has been made in digital transformation and building e-government toward establishing a full-blown digital government. The national population database and ID issuing and management system have been completed, which helped last year’s elections and the fight against COVID-19. The national document axis, the national public service portal, the national reporting system, and the government’s center for information have all performed well.

At the first session of the government’s steering committee for administrative reform this week, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh pointed out specific tasks to reform administrative procedures in 2022. These tasks include strengthening the role of the leader, efficiently implementing the Master Plan on State Administrative Reform in the 2021-2030 period, and closely linking administrative reform with strengthening the delegation of power.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to fine-tune the institutions of state administration, the market economy, and civil employee management; accelerate modernization and integration; create a sound, equitable, and favorable business environment; and work out orientations for institutional reform in the new period.

The Prime Minister called for streamlining administrative procedures related to the public and businesses, focusing on streamlining business-related procedures in the 2020-2025 period and improving the quality of human resources.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to upgrade and strengthen the one-stop-shop e-information system at all levels to enhance links and share data between the national public service portal and the one-stop-shop e-system at the ministerial and provincial level. He said it’s important to concentrate resources on building e-government and accelerating national transformation toward a digital government, a digital economy, and a digital society.