Last update: 14:40 | 06/12/2017
A new anti-corruption resolution targets greater control over the assets and income of officials, public employees and civil servants, and requires relevant agencies to perform their tasks in a transparent manner.
Resolution 126/NQ-CP is an anti-corruption action programme that will run until 2020. It seeks to consolidate the apparatus, functions and tasks of agencies and units in charge of corruption prevention and control.
It is a detailed plan to implement the national anti-corruption strategy and abide by the United Nations Convention against Corruption. It also forms a basis for anti-corruption action by ministries, sectors, localities and other agencies.
The resolution defines eight main groups of tasks to be performed by 2020. These include improving the role and sense of responsibility of officials, public employees and civil servants, especially the heads of agencies, organisations and units.
It also seeks to improve the management and supervision of officials, public employees and civil servants by fine-tuning and strictly enforcing regulations on personnel work.
Relevant agencies will have to exert greater control over assets and income of officials, public employees and civil servants, and perform their duties more transparently.
It asks ministries, sectors and localities to perfect the management of socio-economic institutions. They will strengthen inspections, examinations, supervision, auditing, investigations and prosecutions to ensure the effectiveness of corruption prevention and control.
Public awareness and society’s role and responsibility in fighting corruption will be fostered.
Under the progamme, Viet Nam will incorporate provisions of the UN Convention against Corruption into local law, expand the scope of the Law on Anti-Corruption to the non-State sector, and co-operate with foreign partners in tackling corruption. — VNS