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Financial sector continuing to prioritise solutions to prevent corruption

09:11 | 13/02/2020

VCN - As a multi-sector and multi-field State management ministry with a large number of cadres and civil servants, who regularly contact directly with people and enterprises, the Party Civil Affairs Committee and leaders of the Ministry pay attention to corruption prevention in the sector. In addition to inspection and examination to detect and promptly handle violations, the whole financial sector continues to focus on anti-corruption activities.  

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In 2019, agencies and organisations of the Ministry of Finance conducted inspection of the implementation of the code of conduct of officials and public servants at 506 units. Photo: Internet.

Implementation of staff rotation

In recent years, the Ministry of Finance has implemented various measures to prevent corruption. One of them is to complete regulations to ensure the strict and full implementation of the State's regulations on management and using State budget, management of procurement and use of public assets, and capital investment, the meeting regime, internal spending to prevent, protect and fight corruption in financial and budgetary management and internal management. Agencies, organisations and units under the Ministry of Finance have all developed and strictly implemented the codes of conduct and codes of professional ethics to help officials and public servants strictly abide by the provisions of law when performing tasks, preventing corruption and negative phenomena.

By the end of 2019, agencies and organisations of the Ministry of Finance checked the implementation of the code of conduct of officials and public servants at 506 units. The inspection results contributed to timely detecting and rectifying administrative discipline and improving the public service ethics of officials and civil servants. Most officials and public servants of the finance sector seriously abide by the codes of conduct and professional ethical rules in the performance of official duties and tanks, without authoritarian, imperious attitude or causing trouble to the related organisation, individuals, and enterprises.

Another solution implemented by the Party Civil Affairs Committee and leaders of the Ministry of Finance is to direct units of the finance sector to implement the rotation and change of working positions of civil servants and public employees according to four forms. For 2019, within the whole sector, units under Ministry of Finance rotated, transferred positions and mobilised 15,855 civil servants, of which: the General Department of Taxation 11,901 times; General Department of Customs 2,320 times; State Treasury 1,602 times and General Department of State Reserve 32 times.

Along with the above-mentioned solutions, administrative reform and scientific and technological innovation of State management have been implemented by the Ministry of Finance. This is one of the "long-term" orientations to create maximum conditions for production and business activities of enterprises and people; and minimise contact between officials and enterprises and people to prevent the arising of negative and corruption.

Supervising the head of units

To improve the effectiveness of the fight against corruption (Anti-corruption) and overcome weakness and limitations to create a strong change to prevent and repel this evil, according to Tran Van Vuong - Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Finance, in the future, the Ministry of Finance will continue to implement many drastic measures.

First of all, the ministry plans to be speeding up the review to propose to competent authorities amending and supplementing legal documents on socio-economic management related to State management fields, functions and tasks of the Ministry of Finance, especially in areas open to corruption such as management and use of land, natural resources and minerals; equitisation of State enterprises; capital construction investment; education and medical . The ministry will coordinate with the Government Inspectorate in elaborating a Government's decree on asset and income control.

Along with that is to continue reviewing, amending, supplementing and perfecting financial management mechanisms and policies to ensure tightness, publicity and transparency, meeting requirements of anti-corruption and waste, especially the norms, standards, regimes on management and use of the State budget, using management for land, working offices, official offices, corporate finance, the regime of gift giving and receipt according to provisions of Anti-corruption Law

Improving the operational capacity of Party committees at all levels, heads of units assigned the focal point on the task of anti-corruption, contributing to timely detection and prevention of corrupt, wasteful acts and expression "self-evolution", "self-transformation" in internal units; promoting training and retraining of cadres, civil servants and public employees working as advisors for the Party committees, party organisations, heads of agencies, organisations and units in the anti-corruption task and implement tasks of detecting and handling corruption cases.

Particularly, paying attention to inspection and examination of the observance of law provisions on thrift practice and waste combat and anti-corruption; stepping up inspection and examination of public duties to promptly rectify violations and strictly handle them according to provisions of law on civil servants and public employees who violate professional regulations, processes and codes of conduct, professional ethics, harassment, apathy, and emotionless during the performance of official duties; focus on internal political protection, especially selection, planning, appointment and rotation of cadres must be ensured to political standards, procedures and rules to prevent internal negative and enhanced internal solidarity.

According to the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Finance, internal management and control measures will be strengthened to overcome harassment and trouble in settling administrative procedures and handling affairs of organisations and individuals under the tasks and management responsibilities of their agencies and units. For example: making public email addresses and phone numbers to receive information reflecting acts of harassment, troubles and negativity of officials, Party members, civil servants and public employees in management scope and responsibilities. To step up inspection and control of the performance of public duties and tasks, and to comply with codes of conduct and professional ethical rules of officials, Party members, public employees and officials under the management of agencies, organisations and units to detect and strictly handle "petty corruption".

The most important and final measure is the strengthening of inspection and supervision of the head of the unit in performance of assigned duties and tasks, the implementation of conclusions, rectification after inspection, and examination, implementation of current regulation son personnel organisation, especially in the recruitment, reception, appointment and rotation of cadres; promptly detect, rectify and strictly handle the heads of units where are open to violations, public employees who show autocracy, authoritarian, lack of democracy and violations in the management of officials according to law provisions.

By Hong Van / Binh Minh