Further step towards administration reform
08:06 | 11/08/2013

VGP – The Government has approved the members of the Steering Committee for the realization of the Master Plan to simplify administrative procedures, citizenship papers and the database related to population management in the 2013-2020 period.

The Steering Committee will be led by Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Vice Chairmen of the Committee include Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, and Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son.

Earlier on June 8, 2013, PM Nguyen Tan Dung approved the Master Plan under which, basic information of all citizens will be updated and included in the national database on population via ID Number Cards by late 2020.

At a press briefing, held on June 13 in Ha Noi, a representative of the Ministry of Justice said that the Plan aims to make fundamental changes in the organization and operation of State management population agencies in a modern manner in accordance with Viet Nam’s conditions in the era of industrialization and modernization and international practice.

The Plan also helps accelerate the application of information technology in administrative procedures; reduce paperwork for citizens and contribute to raising the effectiveness and efficiency of State management in all areas of social life and speed up the development of e-Government in Viet Nam. 

In the 2013-2014 period, the scheme focuses on perfecting the legal basis for the building national databases on population; issuing, managing and using personal ID numbers; systematizing administrative procedures and personal papers. 

By the end of 2015, the Plan targets to complete the construction of technical infrastructure and national databases on population management. Since 2016, personal information will be issued. 

During 2015-2020, the Government will develop electronic personal ID  number cards to minimize personal papers in the areas of management of birth, marriage and death records, residence and other related fields. 

By 2020, basic information of all citizens is expected to be updated into the national databases to simplify administrative procedures and minimize other personal papers including medical insurance cards, social insurance cards, personal tax codes and other related documents.

According to a preliminary estimation of the Ministry of Justice, the national database on population would help save VND198 billion (US$99 million) in filling information in personal papers./.

By Hai Minh

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