In response to legislators’ queries, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said he has directed ministries, departments and localities to implement the Government’s resolutions and the Politburo’s conclusion promoting policies to streamline personnel.
He also requested the rearrangement of the apparatus, appropriate job assignment schemes and a restructuring of the contingent of cadres, civil servants and officials.
The Government leader also ordered to strictly implement the classification and assessment of civil servants and officials annually to remove unqualified and incompetent individuals.
According to the PM, relevant resolutions of the Party Central Committee and the Politburo aim to cut 10 percent of staff of the political system by 2021, and increase the rate of officials doing professional work to 65 percent.
As of the end of 2018, the number of civil servants and officials on the State payroll was reduced by 6.75 percent and 3.87 percent respectively, equivalent to 41,268 people, compared to 2015.