Beginning in early April, the city’s administrative agencies assessed the work of all civil servants in the city and decided to pay them higher wages, depending on each individual’s assessment.
The city said it would increase their annual income by around 0.6 times this year, and pledged to increase civil servants’ salaries by 1.8 times by 2020
The municipal People Council has also approved the total number of 12,345 civil servants working at administrative agencies in HCM City this year.
Experts and scientists with experience and promising research projects have been hired to work at state and administrative agencies.
Together with salary reform, the city authorities approved new parking fees for cars on streets. Beginning June 1, drivers must pay VND40,000 (US$1.8) per hour to park their cars on streets, far more than the current VND5,000 per hour.
The chairwoman of the council, Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, said that human resources mobilisation, salary reform, and parking fee increases would all contribute to the city’s strategic development vision and pave the way for the city to solve bigger issues.
Tam said better pay would encourage civil servants to work harder and more effectively, while higher parking fees would foster an awareness of the need to keep orderly streets and pavements.