Number of civil servants downsized by 10.01 per cent in 2021

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs reduced the number of civil servants nationwide by 10.1 per cent in 2021, for the first time exceeding the Politburo’s target.

Number of civil servants downsized by 10.01 per cent in 2021
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh addressing the meeting. — VNA/VNS Photo

This was one of the most outstanding achievements that came to light at the ministry’s online conference on Wednesday, reviewing performance in 2021 and setting out tasks for 2022.

The Party Central Committee issued Resolution 39-NQ/TW in 2015 on streamlining and restructuring public and civil workers. It set a target of downsizing 10 per cent of public and civil workers.

According to the ministry, about 8.94 per cent of commune-level officials and civil servants were made redundant in 2021.

As of the end of 2021, the number of part-time officials working at commune, village and residential levels reduced by 49.25 per cent compared to 2015.

The number of public administrative units in 2021 reduced by 12.35 per cent compared to that of 2015.

The provinces of Cao Bang, Binh Phuoc, Ninh Thuan, Ca Mau, Lang Son, Long An, Kien Giang, Vinh Phuc, An Giang and Gia Lai have all been active in rearranging civil servant structures.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has offered consultations to authorities at all levels to approve an additional 27,850 teachers to localities, as required by the National Assembly.

Thanks to the efforts of the ministry, 100 per cent of administrative agencies have received and handled documents online.

The ministry has reviewed and removed required certificates of foreign language, computer and other training certificates for public employees and civil servants, receiving public support.

Attending the meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh praised the sector for offering consultations to the Government and the Prime Minister to make amendments and supplements to a number of legal documents. The ministry has provided consultations to the National Election Council, the Government, the Prime Minister to successfully hold the national election of 15th National Assembly deputies and People’s Council members for the 2021-26 tenure.

PM Chinh said the functions and responsibilities of the internal affairs ministry in 2022 would be important and sensitive because the work is related to personnel.

He urged the sector to compile criteria and procedures for its work and make a contribution to finalising mechanisms.

“Investing in mechanisms is investing in development,” he said.

He also asked the ministry to issue policies to attract talented people, build a streamlined apparatus with working efficiency and continue to make administrative procedure reforms.

He told the sector to strengthen Party building, along with preventing moral decline, ideological deviation and lifestyle problems, as well as fighting against corruption, wastefulness and negativity among cadres, civil servants and public employees.

Source: Vietnam News

In 2021, there were a total of 1,173 departments and branches, which means seven departments and branches were cut. Around 10 percent of the number of civil servants and 11.67 percent of public employees were reduced.

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