Le Viet Hung, DONRE Director, is
talking about the administrative reform in his department
As reported by DONRE, in 2013, the whole sector
succeeded in carrying out seven important contents in the administrative reform.
They were: giving advise to the Provincial People’s Committee to issue six legal
documents; announcing 12 documents that had expired in the field of environment
and natural resources; working out 70 internal administrative procedures;
receiving and resolving administrative procedures using the one-stop-shop
mechanism, which helped resolved 70 thousand dossiers out of more than 77
thousand ones on time and ahead of schedule. During the year, the Department
also adjusted its function to suit the current conditions. In addition, it
focused on training its staff, by, for example, sending its 34 employees to
attend training courses. Specifically, the Department boosted the modernization
of administrative procedures, such as online filing and computer network between
the department and its subordinate units, and online announcement of documents.
With the efforts made in the field of administrative
reform, DONRE has been rated as one of the 10 departments in the province that
are pretty good in the administrative reform .
However, Le Viet Hung claimed that, besides those
achievements, a number of shortcomings still existed such as a large number of
dossiers (more than 7 thousand ones) failed to be resolved on time and the
training of the staff failed meet requirements. The causes, Hung believed, were
the great number of administrative procedures (72 ones at the department and
more than 30 ones at district level), overloaded and always complicated land
transactions, especially those transactions of land related to religion, which
requires conclusions from many sectors to be able to solved and in turn requires
so much time. "Meanwhile, the written directions given by the Provincial
People’s Committee to the sector are also numerous, about over 27 thousand
documents" added Hung.
Reportedly, in 2014, DONRE has identified
administrative reform as the most important task of the sector, to be able to
reach its goals such as: 95 percent of dossiers are settled on time with the
focus on online settlement; the program to issue legal documents in 2014 is
completed and put into use; administrative procedures are reviewed,
adjusted and supplemented towards shorter settlement period; inspection and the
"hotline" are boosted to better the settlement of administrative procedures, and
in turn meet the needs of residents and businesses.
Hung also stated that, because the workload of the
sector was so huge, for example, in 2013 alone, the Department had received over
20 thousand documents and had released more than 11 thousand documents, so it
suggested to be allowed by the Provincial People’s Committee using part of the
funding to recruit more people to do the job more quickly and more efficiently.
Thanh Van (T.Lien)