|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong
In his closing remarks at the sixth Party Central Committee plenary session in Hanoi on October 11, he said it is urgent and necessary to revamp public sector organizations to make them more efficient and that this will be one of the top priorities in the coming time.
The State will continue to take charge of providing basic and essential services for the public and giving people from all walks of life equal access to public services, he said, adding State organizations will play a pivotal role in supplying not-for-profit services for the public.
All resources in society should be mobilized to improve public services, he noted, so the private sector should be encouraged to engage in provision of public services where it does well.
He stressed that when private entities get involved in public services, a level playing field should be created for both private and state sectors.
However, the restructuring of public sector organizations should be done based on each field and locality, and any attempt to commercialize public services should be prevented, he said.
Public sector organizations in the economic and science-technology domains can be converted into businesses, including those owned by shareholders.
Public sector organizations will be given more autonomy in terms of personnel and finances, and the accounting, auditing, inspection and supervision mechanisms for these entities should be the same as those applicable to State-owned enterprises.
The State will guarantee sufficient funding for organizations that provide basic and essential services for the public in remote and rural areas, and those inhabited by ethnic minorities.
The intervention of administering agencies in their subordinate public services organizations should be minimized and in the long run, the long-held practice of assigning a State agency to administer one or more public services organizations should be abolished.SGT