Prime Minister assigns tasks to new Inspector General hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the working session (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The people have pinned high hopes on inspection agencies, especially in the context that Vietnam is intensifying efforts to combat corruption and build an upright state apparatus, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The PM made the remarks at a working session with the Government Inspectorate in Hanoi on November 1, where newly-appointed Inspector General Le Minh Khai presented himself before key leaders of the agency.

Inspections should be focused on such areas as infrastructure construction, land and personnel-related affairs, he said, stressing the need to employ and manage officials publicly and transparently.

Each agency and official must seriously fight corruption and other bad deeds within the sector in order to build a healthy and united working environment, PM Phuc stressed.

While urging greater efforts to complete the settlement of pending cases during the remaining months of this year, PM Phuc said the sector should work as an advisor to the Party and the State, especially Party Committees and authorities at all levels, to trace the root causes of petitions.

The citizen reception and settlement of complaints and petitions must be conducted in a persuasive way, he said, highlighting transparency and objectivity in the inspection work.

It is a must to put forth mechanisms monitoring the operation of inspection teams, the PM said, adding that responsibility of organisations and individuals relating to adjustments of mechanisms and polices should be clarified.

Inspector General Khai said the inspection sector will step up institutional building, heighten disciplines and responsibility of public servants, and improve the efficiency of inspections, the settlement of complaints and petitions, and the fight against corruption.

Inspection activities should meet requirements of the reform process and serve as a tool to detect corruption and other bad deeds and protect interests of the State as well as legitimate rights and interests of the public, contributing to building a constructive and transparent government, he said. -VNA