The Ministry of Home Affairs has been asked to review the employment, management and assessment of State employees’ performance to improve government workers’ skills (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to review the employment, management and assessment of State employees’ performance to improve government workers’ skills.

The review is also expected to detect any shortcomings and to suggest measures to improve the legal framework governing State employees.

The ministry has been asked to cooperate with other ministries and agencies to develop policies to attract talented people to State offices.

The employers should also pay attention to assessing and recognising capable personnel.

Deputy PM Binh urged the ministry to speed up the streamlining of State employees as part of efforts to implement a resolution by the Politburo of the Central Committee of Vietnam Communist Party last year, which calls for at least 10 percent of government staff and officers in ministries, localities and government agencies on the State payroll in various sectors to be reduced by 2021.

A key task for the ministry is to identify the right staff to lay off, Binh noted, also calling for an update on State employees who had not finished their assignments.

While adopting administrative reform during the 2016-20 period, the ministry is required to co-ordinate with other ministries and agencies in removing cumbersome administrative procedures or unreasonable permissions and accelerating the application of information technology in public service delivery.

Vietnam is developing an e-Government portal with more online public services, which will, it is expected, create greater convenience for public service users, including businesses and foreign investors.

The home affairs ministry was also asked to publicise the administrative reform index of ministries and localities yearly as a way for them to self-assess and improve their performance.

The ministry will supervise the relevant agencies when surveys are conducted measuring the satisfaction of citizens who use healthcare and education-related public services.-VNA