Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaks at the meeting to unveil the PAR Index 2016 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) ranks first among 19 ministries and ministry-level agencies while the central city of Da Nang tops 63 provinces and cities in the Public Administration Reform Index 2016 (PAR Index 2016).

The SBV and Da Nang scored 92.68 percent and 90.32 percent of the maximum value, according to the Index released by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on May 30.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, with 71.91 percent, stands at the bottom of the rankings of ministries and sectors. With 62.55 percent, the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang was at the last place in the list of localities.

The SBV satisfied 100 percent of the maximum value in the sub-indexes of administrative procedures reform, and building and improving the quality of public employees and civil servants. It also tops the sub-indexes of administration modernisation with 90.48 percent and administrative reform’s impacts with 92.58 percent. 

The MoHA said there are nine ministries and ministry-level agencies with PAR Index of more than 80 percent, including the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Transport. 

Ten others have their index rated between 70 percent and 80 percent, including the MoHA, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The average PAR Index value of the 19 ministries and agencies is 80.94 percent.

Meanwhile, the average index of 63 provinces and cities is 74.64 percent. Thirty of them recorded their index higher than the average figure.

Da Nang is the only locality listed in group A, with a PAR Index of more than 90 percent.

The city, together with eight other localities, was given the maximum score in the sub-index of administrative reform and was also among the best performers in the sub-index of administrative reform’s impacts, with over 90 percent.

In its report, the MoHA said most of localities have regularly made review to fine-tune the functions and apparatus of their subordinate agencies in line with regulations in legal documents.

Among the eight impacts of administrative reform, the impacts on the handling of administrative procedures and on civil servants in charge of administrative procedures have high rates, 85.77 percent and 82.92 percent respectively. The fact reflects the fruitful reform efforts by localities and civil servants’ better capacity and sense of responsibility, according to the MoHA.-VNA