The second annual conference on Vietnam’s public administration in Hanoi on November 26 drew attention to the French model of public personnel management, with domestic and foreign experts and managers taking part.

The French territorial administration system, with 5.6 million civil servants, is divided into four levels, including the State, the region, the department and the commune, said Secretary of the French Interior Ministry Cadiot Bertrand, who is also an expert of the Ecole National Administration School.

Their performance is assessed based on professional and managerial skills, networking ability, and the level of their responsibility for missions assigned, he added.

Former Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nguyen Tien Dinh admitted shortcomings in the evaluation of Vietnamese officials and cadres, training curricula and salary.

He proposed public administrative agencies streamline their operations and organisations while attracting more talents to work in public services.

The event was hosted by the Institute of Research and Development under the Hanoi University of Home Affairs.-VNA