A corner of Ho Chi Minh City (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
– More than 135,000 complaints, denunciations and petitions from citizens have been filed to authorities at all levels in HCM City since the Reception of Citizen Law came into force in 2014.

The figure was revealed at a November 1 conference where the municipal People’s Committee reviewed the 3-year enforcement of the law.

Thanks to the law enforcement, the role and responsibility of the city’s citizen reception committee and leaders of departments and all-level People’s Committees have been raised while the capacity of public servants has been improved.

HCM City has completed its legal documents on citizen reception and settlement of complaints, denunciations and petitions.

The city has recorded an increase in the number of complaints, denunciations and petitions related to land compensation and resettlement, not to mention more complicated cases.

According to Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Thanh, deputy chief of the local police’s inspection force, about 23,000 people from HCM City and neighbouring provinces have gathered in group to lodge complaints and denunciations since 2014. Many people took advantage of these events to film and post on the Internet to disseminate false information.

The local police has worked to prevent these acts and coordinated with relevant authorities to solve the cases and ensure social security.

At the conference, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Huynh Cach Mang asked the Government Inspectorate to propose appropriate amendments to the Reception of Citizen Law to make settlement of citizens’ complaints and denunciations more effective.-VNA