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Financial sector: Continuing to prioritize solutions to prevent corruption

09:31 | 16/02/2020

VCN - As a multi-sector and multi-field state management ministry with a large number of cadres and civil servants, who regularly contact directly people and enterprises, the Party Civil Affairs Committee and leaders of the Ministry pay attention to corruption prevention in the sector. In addition to the inspection and examination in order 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 organizations of the Ministry of Finance conducted the 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 thoroughly and seriously implemented all measures to prevent corruption. One of them is to complete regulations to ensure 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, organizations and units under the Ministry of Finance have all developed and strictly implemented the codes of conduct and codes of professional ethics in order to help officials and public servants strictly abide by the provisions of law when performing tasks, preventing corruption.

According to statistics, by the end of 2019, agencies and organizations of the Ministry of Finance checked the implementation of the code of conduct of officials and public servants at 506 units. The inspection results have contributed to detecting and rectifying administrative discipline; improve 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 tasks, without authoritarian, imperious attitudeand causing trouble to related organizations, individuals, and enterprises.

Another solution implemented by the Party Civil Affairs Committee andleadersof the Ministry of Finance is to direct the units of the finance sector to seriously implement the rotation and change of working positions of civil servants and public employees according to four forms. For the whole year of 2019, within the whole sector, the units under Ministry of Finance have rotated, transferred positions and mobilized 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; General Department of State Reserve 32 times.

Along with the above-mentioned solutions, the administrative reform, and scientific and technological innovation of State management are implemented actively 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 minimize the contact between officials and enterprises, people that have cause to prevent the arising of corruption.

Supervising the head of units

In order to promote and improve the effectiveness of the fight against, overcome weakness and limitations to create a strong change, prevent and repel this evil, according to Mr. Tran Van Vuong, Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Finance, in the future, the Ministry of Finance continues to implement many drastic measures.

First of all, 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 with areas open to corruption such as: management and use of land, natural resources and minerals; equitisation of State enterprises; capital construction investment; education, medical; 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 the requirements of anti-corruption and waste, especially the norms, standards, regimes on the 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 the Anti-corruption Law.

Improving the operational capacity of the 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 the internal units; promoting the training and retraining of cadres, civil servants and public employees working as advisors for the Party committees, party organizations, heads of agencies, organizations and units in the anti-corruption task and directly implement tasks of detecting and handling corruption cases.

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

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

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

By Hong Van / Binh Minh