VCN- On the afternoon of May 29, the Ministry of Finance held a press conference on Government Decree 32/2019/ND-CP dated April 10 stipulating the assignment, ordering or bidding of providing public products and services using the State budget from recurrent expenditure sources.
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Promote socialisation of public services
At the press conference, Pham Van Truong, Director of the Department of Public Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance, said the development and promulgation of Decree 32 to meet practical requirements in implementing policies, reforming operational mechanisms and autonomy mechanism of public non-business units and speeding up the socialisation of several public non-business services under the Resolutions of the Party, National Assembly, Government and Prime Minister's direction Prime Minister. At the same time, it provides comprehensively and uniformly issues related to the provision of public products and services, creating fairness and transparency in the provision of public products and services using the State budget.
The provisions of Decree 32 have concretised policies, reformed operational mechanisms, autonomy mechanisms of public non-business units and promoted socialization of a number of public services. These include contents on renovation of price and the roadmap for calculating price of public non-business services so that public non-business units may sufficiently account, thereby shifting to higher-level autonomy mechanisms, improving the quantity and quality of public services.
For public non-business services using the State budget, the State shall issue a list of public non-business services and define prices. Decree 32 also stipulates the roadmap for calculating price for public non-business services in consistency with the State budget and people's income; change the method of allocating recurrent expenditure estimates from State budget allocate for public non-business units into State will assign task or order or bid for provision of public non-business services according to task performance results, based on the system of economic and technical norms and criteria and quality standards of each public non-business service and price of public non-business service. Funds for assigning tasks, ordering or bidding shall be a revenue for the regular operation of public non-business units.
"Decree No. 32/2019/ND-CP is studied and developed on the basis of contents in the Government’s Decree No. 130/2013/ ND-CP dated October 16, 2013 and the the Prime Minister’s Decision No.39/2008/QD-TTg dated March 14, 2008. This Decree also removes shortcomings, limitations and overlaps in the provisions of Decree No. 130/2013/ND-CP and Decision No. 39/2008/QD-TTg. For example, the duplication of fund for recurrent expenditure for the same content; a list of public non-business services using the State budget has two different concepts and difference in implementation organisation, task assigment organisation” said Truong.
Improving the efficiency of using the State budget
Evaluating Decree 32, Truong said that, due to inheritance and promotion, this decree has many advantages in the mechanism of assigning tasks - ordering - bidding with each regulation and specific conditions.
“These regulations will make it easier for enforcement agencies in applying and supervisory agencies in having a basis for assessment, thereby improving the effectiveness of the use of public services and the use of the State budget, ” Truong said
According to Truong, the first step in implementing Decree 32 may still face certain difficulties because the ministries and sectors will have to re-evaluate and reorganise. But when the implementation works, there will be many advantages, thereby improving the efficiency of using the state budget for public services.
Another purpose of Decree 32 is to promote autonomy for public non-business units. This will put pressure on these units in improving the quality of public services with the best cost and quality, contributing to meet the management requirements of the State.
Ngo Chi Tung, Deputy Chief of the Ministry of Finance said that Decree 32 is a completely new regulation, facilitating all economic sectors to participate in providing public services. This decree both saves State budget funds and enhances the autonomy for public non-business units.
By Thuy Linh/Ngoc Loan