From now on, citizens of Bac Ninh Province are able to monitor the progress and receive results of nearly 2,000 administrative formalities via Zalo app, including receiving home-ownership certificate, registration paper for land use rights, construction permit; adding information to civil status records, family record books; and receiving results of disputes and complaints. According to Mr. Nguyen Viet Hung, Director of the Bac Ninh Province Department of Information and Communications, Zalo is implemented in two channels. The first one – a direct communication between the local authorities and citizens as well as businesses – has a function to announce the progress of administrative formalities to citizens and allow them to rate their satisfaction, notice citizens whether their suggestions and questions are processed or not, and introduce new policies of the province. The second channel is a local management system via Zalo to notice state officers of new documents that … [Read more...] about Zalo used to deliver e-administrative services in Bac Ninh Province
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VietNamNet Bridge - The Nguyen dynasty was the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam, existing from 1802 to 1945. In its 143-year history, this reign experienced many ups and downs, especially the invasion of the French in the mid-19th century. Here are the rare photos of some emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty King Gia Long (1762 - 1820) Emperor Gia Long, born Nguyen Phuc Anh, often referred to simply as Nguyen Anh, was the first Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Unifying what is now modern Vietnam in 1802, he founded the Nguyễn Dynasty, the last of the Vietnamese dynasties. As a nephew of the last Nguyen Lord who ruled over southern Vietnam, Nguyen Anh was forced into hiding in 1777 as a fifteen-year-old when his family was slain in the Tay Son revolt. After several changes of fortune in which his loyalists regained and again lost Saigon, he befriended the French Catholic priest Pigneau de Behaine. Pigneau championed his cause to the French government and managed to recruit volunteers when … [Read more...] about Rare photo of the last kings of Vietnam
Editor’s note: Dr. Terry F. Buss, a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration, discusses some possible solutions to end nepotism, favoritism and cronyism Vietnam could learn from the U.S. and other countries, in this piece written exclusively for Tuoi Tre News. Editor’s note: Dr. Terry F. Buss, a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration, discusses some possible solutions to end nepotism, favoritism and cronyism Vietnam could learn from the U.S. and other countries, in this piece written exclusively for Tuoi Tre News. Nepotism, favoritism and cronyism are detrimental to good governance. These lead to poor performance, inefficiency, ineffectiveness, and corruption, while widely spawning low morale and resentment across government. So, governments that tolerate or encourage this deliver poor services, make bad decisions, increase taxes unnecessarily and benefit a few civil servants over others who are hard-working but excluded. No one knows the … [Read more...] about What Vietnam can learn from other countries in fighting nepotism
VietNamNet Bridge - In the last 13 years, Hanoi has had 1,300 university graduates who placed first on final exams, but only 10 percent of them were later employed at the city’s state agencies. These included 147 university graduates who were first in their faculties, or 10 percent of 1,335 valedictorians honored as of 2015. Fifty-seven of them had master’s degrees or doctorates, 27 were artists, and 37 were excellent athletes who won top prizes at national and international tournaments. The Hanoi Department of Interior Affairs employed three valedictorians from the National Administration Academy. In the last 13 years, Hanoi has had 1,300 university graduates who placed first on final exams, but only 10 percent of them were later employed at the city’s state agencies. bout 50 percent of the 98 valedictorians in 2015 said they wanted to continue studying, and two-thirds of them wanted to study abroad. When asked why they did not want to work for state agencies, … [Read more...] about Where have the valedictorians gone?
HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has instructed all ministries and provincial departments to implement computer-based tests for the process of recruiting public servants. The move is one element of reforms approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in October last year with the aim of making the application system fairer, more transparent and more effective in choosing the best candidates. Phuc requested that the Ministry of Home Affairs issue regulations and guidance allowing ministries and other State-run agencies to adopt the plan. It is targeted that 70 per cent will have the new system in place by 2015. The tests will be used to select personnel at all levels, including senior management, and will also be used later to assess performance of staff throughout their employment. The home affairs ministry became the first Government department to utilise computer-based testing when more than 300 applicants took an exam at the beginning of January in the … [Read more...] about Computerised civil service exams urged