Hanoi Times - Under a decision released on September 12, the Vietnamese Government just announced to raise pension, social insurance and monthly allowance to 15% for the group of civil servants since October 01. According to Standing Deputy Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Huynh Thi Nhan, such adjustment is a step in the roadmap on wages reform, helping to ensure social security, especially for those facing disadvantages like low-income civil servants and retirees. This is also a measure to minimize difficulties caused by price slippage. All retired state workers will benefit from the decree in terms of monthly pensions, while retired officials of town, ward, and commune administrations will receive additional sums for monthly allowances. Individuals who are granted monthly labor allowances due to their inability to work are also beneficiaries of the 15-percent increase. The Deputy Minister added that, the State always pays attention to further bettering … [Read more...] about Social insurance and monthly allowance to 15% for civil servants
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Civil servants benefit more from social insurance Thuy Trieu The current social insurance in Vietnam is having a big discrimination where military personnel and civil servants are having an advantage over workers from the private sector, according to labor experts. This is the main reason why the coverage is only 20% of the total labor force, especially the large percentage of evasion in the private sector. Carlos Galian, Social Protection specialist with the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Vietnam, talked to The Saigon Times Daily on the unequal benefits and related issues in the social insurance system. The Saigon Times Daily: Some people say that the State sector is benefiting more from social insurance because there exists a difference between the pension calculation ways for the State and private sectors. What do you think? - Carlos Galian: Inequality is a worrying feature of the Vietnamese pension system. Different workers are treated differently: military, civil … [Read more...] about Civil servants benefit more from social insurance
The Hanoitimes - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is giving further assistance to an ongoing Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) technical assistance project designed to give civil servants the skills to manage and promote regional cooperation and integration activities. ADB is providing a 1.4 million USD grant from its Technical Assistance Special Fund for the fourth phase of the Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management. The People's Republic of China is providing a supplementary grant of 500,000 USD from its Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund, for a total cost of 1.9 million USD. The plan was launched at the first summit meeting of GMS ministers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2002, and its success prompted requests for support for additional phases. GMS countries need civil servants to manage wide-ranging development programs and to establish an appropriate policy environment for regional cooperation, but they have limited capacity to provide such management skills. The … [Read more...] about Nearly 2 million USD for further improvement of management skills in GMS civil servants
On the morning of April 28, the provincial Labor Federation held the 2008 meeting summation of the patriotic emulation movement among workers and civil servants and of the labor union activities. Simultaneously, it launched the 2009 emulation movement. The meeting was attended by Ms Bui Ngoc Thanh - Head of the Commission for People Mobilization Work of the provincial Party Committee, Ms Nguyen Thi Kim Lien - Chairwoman of the provincial Fatherland Front Committee, Mr. Dinh Quoc Thai - Vice chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Mr. Huynh Tan Kiet - Chairman of the provincial Labor Federation and the representatives of the Party committees, labor unions and staffs at grass-roots levels across the province. Over the past years, the patriotic emulation movement among Dong Nai province's workers and civil servants has attracted a large number of staffs to labor emulation, production, fostering innovations, applying scientific and technological advancements, streamlining … [Read more...] about The 2008 summation meeting of the patriotic emulation movement among workers and civil servants and of the labor union activities
With $1 billion, Vietnam can change its system of bureaucratic civil servants into a contingent of enthusiastic and qualified people, said a senior expert from the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM). The comprehensive administrative reform program was implemented in 2001-2010. During this period, the government’s number of agencies reduced from 48 to 30, including 22 ministries and ministerial-level agencies. The number of departments felt by 28, but the number of general departments rose by 18 and the number of bureaus increased by 22. Le Viet Thai, head of the CIEM’s Economic Institution Department, who chairs the research project entitled “Strategic vision on governmental institute and implementation roadmap”, says that the administrative apparatus is cumbersome and ineffective because tasks and responsibility are not clearly defined. Thai tells Tien Phong Daily about the project. What does your group discover after researching … [Read more...] about US$1 billion enough to renovate Vietnam’s civil servants?