Ministry of Finance: By early 2025, cutting at least 20% of administrative procedures compliance costs

VCN - In the Plan to review and simplify administrative procedures for the 2022-2025 period, the Ministry of Finance has set a target that before April 1, 2023, 100% of administrative procedures among state administrative agencies within the scope of the Ministry of Finance and internal administrative procedures among the units under the Ministry are listed and announced (for the first time) on the National Database of Administrative Procedures.
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Ministry of Finance: By early 2025, cutting at least 20% of administrative procedures compliance costs

The Ministry of Finance strives to reduce at least 20% of administrative procedures by 2025 and 20% of administrative procedures compliance costs.

By 2025, reduce at least 20% of administrative procedures and 20% of administrative procedures compliance costs

The Ministry of Finance has just issued a plan to review and simplify administrative procedures in the field of management of the Ministry for the 2022-2025 period according to Decision No. 1085/QD-TTg dated September 15, 2022 of the Prime Minister.

According to the plan, administrative procedures under the scope of review, statistics and simplification proposed by the Ministry of Finance include administrative procedures between state administrative agencies specified in documents advised by the Ministry of Finance to competent authorities or issued according to its authority. Internal administrative procedures between units under the Ministry are specified in documents promulgated by the Minister of Finance according to its competence. Internal administrative procedures between units under the General Departments are specified in the documents promulgated by the heads of the units according to their competence.

Administrative procedures and regulations that are not within the scope of review, statistics and simplification proposals of the Plan include administrative procedures in the financial sector under the scope of regulation of Decree No. 63/2010/ND-CP dated June 08, 2010 of the Government on the control of administrative procedures; procedures for handling administrative violations, inspection procedures and administrative procedures with state secret contents; the reporting regime in the financial sector as prescribed in the Government's Decree No. 09/2019/ND-CP dated January 24, 2019 stipulating the reporting regime of state administrative agencies.

The Ministry of Finance has set a target that, by April 1, 2023, 100% of administrative procedures between state administrative agencies under the management of the Ministry of Finance and internal administrative procedures between units under the Ministry will be published (for the first time) on the National Database on Administrative Procedures.

Regarding the review and approval of the plan to reduce and simplify administrative procedures among state administrative agencies, before January 1, 2025, 100% of administrative procedures among state administrative agencies within the scope of the management of the Ministry of Finance are reviewed, simplified, ensuring a reduction of at least 20% in administrative procedures and 20% in administrative procedures compliance costs.

In particular, before October 1, 2023, reviewing and submitting to the Prime Minister for approval the plan to reduce and simplify administrative procedures for the priority group. Specifically, for administrative procedures on state budget management, including state budget reserve; and financial reserve fund.

For the management and use of public property at state agencies, non-business units, people's armed forces units, socio-political organizations, state reserve agencies, including investment in building work of state agencies; allocation and recovery of land belonging to the working offices of state agencies; statistics, inventory, re-evaluate and report on public assets at state agencies.

For the management, use and exploitation of financial resources from land, natural resources include using the value of land use rights to make payments to investors when implementing investment projects on construction in the form of build-transfer contracts; and exploiting the land fund to create capital for infrastructure development.

The Ministry of Finance also aims that before January 1, 2024 to review and submit to the Prime Minister for approval the simplification plan for at least 50% of internal administrative procedures under its management and before January 1, 2025, review and submit to the Prime Minister for approval the simplification plan for 100% of internal administrative procedures under its management.

Five key task groups

For internal administrative procedures, the Ministry of Finance aims to strive that by January 1, 2025, 100% of internal administrative procedures under its management will be reviewed, simplified and ensured a reduction rate of at least 20% of administrative procedures and 20% of administrative procedures compliance costs.

In which, before January 1, 2024, reviewing and approving the simplification plan for at least 50% of internal administrative procedures under its management.

Before January 1, 2025, reviewing and approving the simplification plan for 100% of internal administrative procedures under its management.

As for the internal administrative procedures of the General Departments of the Ministry, before June 1, 2023, the General Departments of the Ministry to review and select the internal administrative procedures under their management for proclaiming and publicity.

Before September 1, 2025, the General Departments of the Ministry shall review, simplify and ensure the reduction rate of at least 20% of internal administrative procedures and 20% of the cost of compliance that have been announced.

In the plan, the Ministry of Finance requires units to identify the review and simplification of administrative procedures under the Prime Minister's Decision No. 1085/QD-TTg dated September 15, 2022 as one of the main reform tasks.

The results of the implementation of this Plan are one of the bases for evaluating the performance of administrative procedures reform tasks of the Ministry and its units in the 2022 – 2025 period.

Criteria, methods and procedures for statistics, publication, publicity, review and simplification of administrative procedures among state administrative agencies and the implementation of internal administrative procedures of units under the Ministry and directly under the Ministry in accordance with the guidance of the Office of the Government.

To implement the Plan to review and simplify internal administrative procedures for the 2022 – 2025 period, the Ministry of Finance has set out five key groups of tasks.

Firstly, focusing on statistics, proclaiming and publicizing administrative procedures among state administrative agencies and internal administrative procedures under the management of the Ministry of Finance.

Second, organizing the review, approval and implementation of the plan to simplify administrative procedures among state administrative agencies for three prior groups of administrative procedures under the management of the Ministry of Finance.

Third, the Ministry of Finance will coordinate with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and relevant ministries and branches to review, approve and implement the plan to simplify administrative procedures among state administrative agencies in prior areas under the management of ministries and branches.

Fourth, the Ministry of Finance will review, approve and implement the plan to simplify administrative procedures among state administrative agencies that don’t belong to the key areas.

Fifth, organizing to review and approve according to its competence and implement the plan to simplify internal administrative procedures of the Ministry of Finance and its subordinate units.

By Phuong Linh/Hoai Anh

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