Central bank, Da Nang city top PAR Index 2016

NDO/VNA – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) ranks first among 19 ministries and ministry-level agencies while the central city of Da Nang tops 63 provinces and cities in the Public Administration Reform Index 2016 (PAR Index 2016).

The SBV scored 92.68% of the maximum value while Da Nang scored 90.32%, according to the Index released by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on May 30.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, with 71.91%, stands at the bottom of the rankings of ministries and sectors. With 62.55%, the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang is in the last place in the list of localities.

The SBV satisfied 100% of the maximum value in the sub-indexes of administrative procedures reform, and building and improving the quality of public employees and civil servants. It also tops the sub-indexes of administration modernisation with 90.48% and administrative reform’s impacts with 92.58%.

The MoHA said there are nine ministries and ministry-level agencies with PAR Index of more than 80 percent, including the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Transport.

Ten others have their index rated between 70 percent and 80 percent, including the MoHA, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The average PAR Index value of the 19 ministries and agencies is 80.94%.

Meanwhile, the average index of the 63 provinces and cities is 74.64%. Thirty of them recorded an index higher than the average figure.

Da Nang is the only locality listed in group A, with a PAR Index of more than 90%.

The city, together with eight other localities, was given the maximum score in the sub-index of administrative reform and was also among the best performers in the sub-index of administrative reform’s impacts, with over 90%.

In its report, the MoHA said most of the localities have regularly conducted reviews in attempt to fine-tune the functions and apparatus of their subordinate agencies in line with regulations in legal documents.

Among the eight impacts of administrative reform, the impacts on the handling of administrative procedures and on civil servants in charge of administrative procedures have high rates, 85.77% and 82.92% respectively. The fact reflects the fruitful reform efforts by localities and civil servants’ improved capacity and sense of responsibility, according to the MoHA.

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