Ha Noi plans to pilot a test-based recruitment for some high civil servant positions this year under the city's target program of administrative reform until 2015. This follows a city's decision to lure talented persons in efforts to improve the quality of civil servants. The procedure might be applied to positions up to deputy director of a municipal department. Recruitment would be conducted publicly and transparently to ensure the principles of equality and competitiveness, director of the municipal Department of Home Affairs Tran Huy Sang said. According to Sang, the city used a test model for recruiting the director of the city's Department for Planning and Architecture in 2010. At the test, two deputy directors who were competing were asked to state their plans of action - and then to defend them. Under the program, by 2015, the city targets to employ 80% of its civil servants from universities. City authorities have asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to issue clear … [Read more...] about Ha Noi pilots recruiting for senior civil servants
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Officials, civil servants fail to meet deadline to declare assets, earnings (10-09-2008) Tran Duc Luong, director of the Anti-Corruption Department of the Government Inspection Agency spoke to Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper about the State's efforts to combat graft. Until now many government officials have not yet declared their assets. Does that mean the Government's order has not been strictly implemented? There are different reasons leading to the delay in the implementation despite the Government Decree No 37 requiring that by December 2007 the declarations must be completed. In my opinion, an important contributor to the delay is the low awareness by concerned subjects. The government's decree set out 11 groups of people that have to declare their assets, including government officials holding a position from deputy head of a division in a government agency up ward, civil servants having daily contacts with public money and with citizens. The declaration form has nine items, but not … [Read more...] about Officials, civil servants fail to meet deadline to declare assets, earnings
Civil servants depart for private sector (26-08-2008) A student at a job interview at the P2P European Joint Stock Company. According to a recent UNDP survey, most university graduates want to work in the private sector rather than becoming civil servants. — VNA/VNS Photo Truong Vi HA NOI — After working for a State-run agency in Ha Noi for nearly three years, Truong Anh Tuan decided to quit his job, so he applied for a position in a financial corporation. Tuan, like many other civil servants, found working in the public sector stifled his ambition, and he decided to move into the private sector. "I decided to quit my job after the agency passed me over for promotion, I passed the State examination to be permanently employed. However, the management board decided to promote another employee in my place," said Tuan, "I know that employee had not passed the State exam, but the only explanation I received was that he had more experience than me." "It often takes four … [Read more...] about Civil servants depart for private sector
Civil servants in Ho Chi Minh City are only meeting 60 percent of their work requirements, despite their training costs over the last four years of up to 17,000 billion ($895 million) per year, both at home and abroad, reported the city Department of Interior. "Our surveys show that a majority of civil servants in official agencies have reported that they have been trained, but only a modest proportion of them meet their work requirements," Diep Van Son, an expert in administrative reform, said. Thirty percent of all civil servants were still unqualified with most of those at commune level, the department said. The problem was undermining the city's efforts in administrative reforms, since the human factor plays the vital role, the department warned. To keep pace with development, the workload has increased, but civil servants spend so much time in meetings they struggle to find time to plan at a macro level, Mr. Son said. Many cadres with high seniority and a lot of … [Read more...] about Quality of civil servant training must be improved, experts say
With $1 billion, Vietnam can change its system of bureaucratic civil servants into a contingent of enthusiastic and qualified people, said a senior expert from the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM). The comprehensive administrative reform program was implemented in 2001-2010. During this period, the government's number of agencies reduced from 48 to 30, including 22 ministries and ministerial-level agencies. The number of departments felt by 28, but the number of general departments rose by 18 and the number of bureaus increased by 22. Le Viet Thai, head of the CIEM's Economic Institution Department, who chairs the research project entitled "Strategic vision on governmental institute and implementation roadmap", says that the administrative apparatus is cumbersome and ineffective because tasks and responsibility are not clearly defined. Thai tells Tien Phong Daily about the project. What does your group discover after researching the government apparatus? … [Read more...] about US$1 billion enough to renovate Vietnam’s civil servants?