Hai Phong leads administrative reform rankings
VGP - Northern porty city of Hai Phong became the first winner in the 2021 Public Administration Reform Index (PAR Index) rankings which was publicized on May 25.
The survey collected comments from over 49,600 civil servants and leaders of ministries and localities (a 2.25-fold increase from the 2020 poll), nearly 30,000 people and enterprises, along with some associations and organizations.
Among the 63 localities, three had indexes of over 90 percent, namely Hai Phong (91.8 percent), Quang Ninh (91.14 percent), and Da Nang (90.25 percent).
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice took the lead in administrative reform, followed by the Ministry of Finance and the State Bank of Viet Nam.
In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic evolved complicatedly, causing heavy impacts on publiv health, business and production activities. However, the administrative reform had been accelerated, said Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra.
More than 1,100 business regulations were cut or simplified, while plans to cut down and simplify 924 regulations and adjust 166 legal documents of seven ministries were approved, and the number of public servants was reduced by 10.01 percent.
Pham said administrative reform should be further strengthened to ensure a strong and effective system, aiming to benefit people and businesses and contributing to preventing corruption./.