On July 16, 2021, Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Tra, Minister of Home Affairs and MOHA delegation had a working session at NAPA to monitor NAPA’s implementation of its functions and assigned tasks.
Accompanying the Minister was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Trieu Van Cuong, Vice Minister of Home Affairs; representatives from Department of Organization and Personnel, Department of Planning and Finance, Department of Organization Apparatus and Staffing, Department of Training for Cadres, Civil servants and Public employees; Mr. Nguyen Tien Dao, Standing Deputy Secretary of MOHA’s CPV Committee; Mr. Vu Dang Minh, Chief of Office; Mr. Nguyen Tuan Ninh, Chief of Office of MOHA’s Designated Representation; and civil servants of the Office of MOHA.
Receiving the Minister and the delegation, on the side of NAPA, there was Dr. Dang Xuan Hoan, NAPA President; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Thanh Cuong, NAPA Vice President; Dr. Nguyen Dang Que, NAPA Vice President; members NAPA’s CPV Committee; the President of NAPA’s Trade Union; the Secretary of NAPA’s Youth Union; representatives from NAPA’s departments and faculties.
The working session was held via video conferencing between NAPA headquarter in Ha Noi and its two branch campuses in Ho Chi Minh city and Tay Nguyen.
Based on NAPA’s report about the first 6 month duty performance results and the key tasks of the other 6 months of 2021 as well as NAPA’s recommendations, Minister Pham Thi Thanh Tra requested that the participants identify the key tasks to complete in 2021; deal with complaints and recommendations and stabilize the mind of NAPA staff and contract employees in the context of the Government policy on merging the Hanoi University of Home Affairs into NAPA.
At the meeting, Dr. Dang Xuan Hoan, NAPA President reported on NAPA organizational structure, operation and the implementation of assigned political tasks; NAPA’s development orientations in the coming time; difficulties for NAPA at the present; and NAPA’s proposals to the Government and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
According to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 05/2018/QD-TTg dated January 23, 2018, NAPA is is a special public non-business unit under the Ministry of Home Affairs; the national center that performs the functions of training and upgrading competencies, knowledge and skills in public administration, leadership and management for cadres, civil servants, and public employees; training human resources; research on administrative sciences and giving advice to the Ministry of Home Affairs on public administration and state management.
Many important events of the country were witnessed during the first 6 months of 2021, specifically: the 13th National Party Congress, the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and deputies of the People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 period; the Ministry of Home Affairs consolidated the titles of Minister, Deputy Minister of the Ministry. Inspite of great impacts of the Covid-19 epidemic, NAPA with its unity promoted its internal resources to successfully perform the assigned tasks and achieved specific and outstanding results in the following fields: training; training material compilation; graduate training; organization and personnel; international cooperation; scientific research; planning and finance, facility investment and construction; the project for the unified civil service entrance testing.
NAPA’s implementation of tasks in the coming time:
- Studying the contents of the 13th National Party Congress documents, the Prime Minister’s and the Minister of Home Affairs directions on NAPA’s training and scientific research.
- Successfully implementing the task of cadres, civil servant and public employee training; graduate training; scientific research; international cooperation and other key tasks; organizing undergraduate training in State management.
- Compiling training syllabus and documents: building a database of distant training programs for district-level leaders and managers; surveying and compiling training programs for leaders and managers of public non-business units under ministries and central agencies; compiling training materials on e-Government for cadres, civil servants and public employees.
- Actively coordinating with the Department of Organization and Personnel, MOHA to develop a project on merging Hanoi University of Home Affairs into NAPA; submit it to the Project Steering Committee and the Minister of Home Affairs in line with the direction of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Home Affairs; and ensure the project quality and schedule.
- Developing NAPA’s revenue-based employee recruitment plan according to the Government’s Decree No. 106/2020/ND-CP dated September 10, 2020 on job positions and the number of employees working in public non-business units and the number of employees approved by the Minister of Home Affairs in Decision No. 812/QD-HCGQ dated July 14, 2021.
- Improving training management; ensuring strict learning disciplines; strengthening management; innovating training contents and programs in order to improve the training quality and prevent improper learning attitude among students in NAPA’s graduate training and refresher training courses.
- Developing a work plan so as to complete professional tasks and concurrently meet the requirements of the COVID-19 prevention and control.
At the working session, recommendations were proposed to the Minister, and the leaders of functional departments under the Ministry, specifically: (1) Submitting to the Prime Minister for early approval of the project for the unified civil service entrance testing; Assigning NAPA to conduct the civil service entrance testing; (2) Directing and approving the public employee recruitment plan by the approved number of employees under Decision No. 812/QD-HCGQ dated July 14, 2021 of the Minister of Home Affairs; (3) Facilitating the investment project on construction, repair, replacement and supplementation of NAPA headquarter; (4) Supporting NAPA in recovering its owned land and assets which are illegally occupied by Duy Tan Joint Stock Company; (5) Completing the draft Decree on amending and supplementing a number of articles of Decree No. 101/2017/ND-CP to improve the training quality by developing target group-based, job position-based and job title-based training programs, etc.
In the implementation of the Notice No. 90/TB-VPCP dated May 3, 2021 on the conclusion of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on the situation and MOHA’s performance results, urgent issues that needs to be resolved, and recommendations; Official Dispatch No. 2136/BNV-VP dated June 13, 2021 to MOHA’s units on implementing the Prime Minister’s conclusions on the project of Hanoi University of Home Affairs – NAPA merger, NAPA’ s leaders and employees totally supported the policy of the Government and the Ministry of Home Affairs and expected the project to be soon implemented to promote stability and development of the two units.
To the opinions of NAPA’s leaders, the Directors of the functional departments of the Ministry of Home Affairs analyzed and clarified the current legal regulations, mechanisms, policies and regimes for specific non-business units. They basically agreed to facilitate NAPA’s proposals, creating a legal basis for its development in the coming time.
Speaking at the event, Vice Minister of Home Affairs Trieu Van Cuong acknowledged NAPA’s work results in recent years and highly appreciated its best solidarity and coordination for a comprehensive, quality and effective implementation of assigned duties.
Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra highly appreciated the efforts of NAPA’s leaders and employees. She requested that NAPA need to focus on these following issues in order to successfully fulfill its political and professional tasks of 2021:
First, create a consensus and a high level of ideological unanimity in implementing the project of Hanoi University of Home Affairs – NAPA merger. It is important that NAPA employees change their thinking and perception to be adaptive to the new trend.
Second, build a team of NAPA’s key officials for the long-term future; motivate NAPA’s employees to improve their qualifications and competence to meet their job requirements; create a political and cultural environment for NAPA’s employees to promote their capacity and contribution to NAPA’s development.
Third, tighten disciplines, build a workplace culture of solidarity, sincerity, sincere, dynamism and creativity.
Fourth, study the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress on issues related to NAPA’s functions and tasks to innovate and improve the training quality to meet the requirements of the new situation; scientific research should be close to the practice, linked to the practice and serve the practice, contributing to enhancing the role and position of the state administration.
Fifth, renew the autonomy and social mobilization mechanism for training mode innovation to meet the needs of the society.
Minister Pham Thi Thanh Tra supported NAPA’s proposals and recommendations and assigned Vice Minister Trieu Van Cuong and MOHA’s functional departments to give advice and propose to the Ministry’s leaders to issue relevant documents to actively deal with emerging issues to enable NAPA to perform its tasks and be most ready to the merging of Hanoi University of Internal Affairs and NAPA. Minister Pham Thi Thanh Tra believed that NAPA would successfully complete its tasks of the last 6 month of 2021 and general work plan with a strong solidarity and high consensus of NAPA’s leaders and employees.