Ministries, local governments asked to fix incorrect decrees

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The Ministry of Justice said Wednesday they have asked seven ministries and 13 cities and provinces to fix decrees and instructions they have issued since early 2009 that violate established laws.


Le Hong Son, a senior official at the ministry, said notes have been sent to the ministries of Finance and Health asking them to correct a decree last year in which several health insurance instructions violate the spirit of the Health Insurance Law, causing difficulties for citizens.


The Ministry of Construction has violated the Housing Law in notes answering businesses' questions about mobilizing funds, he said.


Son said all the errors had been noted before but the agencies had not corrected them in 30 days as required. The ministries of finance and construction have been sent several notices so far, he said.


Other erroneous documents were issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Education and Training, and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.


At the city/provincial level, a Decision issued by the Ho Chi Minh City government on granting house and land titles; and another by the Hanoi government on the minimum area of land that can be divided for more than one household, have caused confusion and do not suit current laws, Son said.


A decision on bidding and market management in Dong Nai Province was also found to contain errors.


Other provinces that have instructions blacklisted by the Justice Ministry are Nghe An, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Ha Giang, Kon Tum, Quang Nam, Dak Nong, Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan and Quang Binh.

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