Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Streamlining the apparatus is a hard, sensitive, and complex task that takes time, said Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

The leader made the statement at a meeting in Hanoi on December 18 that reviewed the performance of five working groups inspecting the implementation of Resolutions No. 18 and 19 of the 12th Party Central Committee and Conclusion No. 64 of the 11th Party Central Committee.

Resolution No. 18 stipulates streamlining the apparatus of the political system in an effective and efficient manner while Resolution No. 19 prescribes the revamp of organisation and management and the improvement of the quality and efficiency of public agencies.

Conclusion No. 64 targets the renovation and perfection of the political system from central to grassroots levels.

The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat established five working groups to monitor the realisation of the documents at 15 Party committees and organisations in 2018.

The initial inspection is intended to create changes in awareness and actions and find out obstacles needed to be tackled for the smoother implementation of the work, the Party chief added.

He called for more efforts in reviewing the function of agencies, reducing intermediary units and cutting personnel.

The five working groups’ reports show that the Party committees and organisations inspected have reaped initial results in reducing personnel and changing awareness and actions of officials, Party members and the public.

Public agencies have basically been planned towards a more reasonable structure, and the autonomy and self-responsibility mechanisms have proven effective in these agencies.

However, there remain limitations in the implementation work, especially in the fields of health care and education. Coordination between ministries, agencies and localities has also remained loose.

The reports pointed out the irresolute leadership and the lack of solutions and roadmaps in some agencies, leading to the poor results in deploying the documents.

Delegates at the event suggested focusing the apparatus rearrangement in the administrative and services sectors, reducing the position of deputy heads and applying technology in the work.-VNA