Official Gazette issues Nos.133-138 of 2022 have recently come out with the full-text English translation of the 2022 Law on Inspection, which will come into force at the beginning of July this year.
With 118 articles arranged in eight chapters, the Law coded 11/2022/QH15 (the Law) has one new chapter and 40 new articles compared to the 2010 Inspection Law.
One of the important changes is that the Law permits general departments or departments under ministries to establish inspectorates to perform specialized inspection tasks under their state management and receive citizens, settle complaints and denunciations and prevent and combat corruption and negative practices.
Provincial-level People’s Committees will also be given authority to set up provincial-level department inspectorates to meet state management requirements in their localities and based on state payrolls assigned to their localities.
In order to avoid overlaps or duplications in inspection activities, the Law provides that each ministry or province will develop its own ministerial- or provincial-level inspection plans. In case of detecting overlaps or duplications, inspection agencies will have to exchange opinions with one another to reach agreement on handling thereof. If failing to reach agreement, superior inspection agencies will conduct inspection.
The Law asks for coordination among inspection agencies and state audit offices in exchanging information right from the formulation of inspection and audit plans, performance of inspection and audit activities, and use of inspection and audit results.
Compared to the 2010 version, the Law extends the deadline for making reports on inspection results and draft inspection conclusions and only requires specialized inspection agencies under ministerial inspectorates to appraise draft inspection conclusions when necessary.- (VLLF)