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Official Gazette

Sunday, November 19, 2017

State administrative agencies asked to provide information to citizens

Updated: 17:25’ - 20/03/2017
Information provision to citizens will be considered as one of frequent tasks of ministries, sectors and localities.

This is a salient point of Prime Minister Directive No. 08/CT-TTg of March 14, organizing the implementation of the Law on Access to Information.

To promptly and effectively organize the implementation of the Law on Access to Information, the Prime Minister requests ministries, sectors and localities to grasp the contents and spirits of the Law and raise the awareness of agencies, units, cadres, civil servants, public employees and citizens about their rights and responsibilities in the exercise of the right of access to information.

In addition, they are tasked to regularly review regulations on access to information relating to their functions, tasks and powers in order to propose them to competent state agencies to make appropriate revisions.

They are also required to formulate a list of information categories subject to disclosure, post this list on their portals or websites at least 30 days prior to the effective date of the Law on Access to Information, and regularly update and disclose information as prescribed.

Particularly, state agencies will take responsibility for reviewing, classifying, checking and ensuring the confidentiality of information before providing to the public, taking into consideration the benefits brought about by information provision in order to ensure public interests or community well-being.- (VLLF)
 

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