The Hanoitimes - The National Assembly on November 9 discussed the implementation of administrative procedure reform, in which deputies agreed with what had been achieved as well as weaknesses pointed out by the NA Standing Committee.
The report by the NA Standing Committee showed that over the past several years, the Government has implemented diverse specific measures to boost administrative reform, which has brought about positive results.
According to the report, the country has announced a national database on administrative procedures and made it public on the Internet with over 5,700 administrative procedures, over 9,000 documents relating to administrative procedures and over 100,000 administrative procedure forms.
This is the first time Vietnam has established and announced the national database on administrative procedures. “The results have been praised by people, enterprises and international communities,” the report said.
In addition, localities have simplified at least 30% of administrative procedures.
As requested by the Prime Minister, the cut of administrative procedures also aims to reduce fees for people and enterprises. The cut has helped people and enterprises save VND 30 trillion each year.
However, the report also said that administrative procedures are still unreasonable in some areas and some administrative cadres are still not devoted to work.
Speaking during the discussion, deputy Pham Thi Hai from the northern province of Dong Nai, the reform should make administrative procedures become clear, simple, easy to understand and transparent for people and enterprises.
She suggested that the Government and authorized agencies should study and issue a mechanism to expand social consultant services to prevent bad phenomenon in accessing administrative procedures.
Deputy Ngo Thi Doan Thanh from Hanoi said that in administrative reform there is no clear boundary in the responsibility of agencies and the responsibility of citizens and enterprises.
She said that unnecessary papers would be eliminated if an electronic storage system was established for agencies to manage and exploit.
Deputy Huynh Nghia from Danang said that weaknesses mark the responsibility of the heads of ministries, agencies and localities.
He asked that the ministries and provinces that did not obey the Government’s and Prime Minister’s order on administrative reform receive punishment.