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Hanoi (VNA) –The Vietnam Social Insurance (VSI) has issued a new regulation under which the VSI General Director will be its spokesperson or can assign an official to do the task in his place.

The spokesperson will regularly provide information for the press.

The regulation also requires leaders of units under the VSI and social insurance agencies in cities and provinces to inform the press about the progress of implementation of assigned tasks in line with the law.

At the same time, social insurance workers have the right to provide information for the press in line with the law but they cannot speak on behalf of the Vietnam Social Insurance or agencies and units for which they are working.

As part of its efforts to reform administrative procedures, the VSI launched its e-portal at http://kekhai.baohiemxahoi.gov.vn last May, aiming to enable individuals and entities to make online social, unemployment and health insurance transactions.

The VSI has so far cut 263 procedures down to 115, saving nearly 3.67 trillion VND (174 million USD) in the State budget, surpassing the goal set by the government.

It also applied the “one-stop shop” mechanism and ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards at 63 provincial and 700 district offices to better serve nearly 65 million health insurance and 12 million social insurance cardholders.

Together with taxation and customs, the VSI is improving administrative overhaul at the direction of the government to improve the business climate and national competitiveness.-VNA