THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 144/2006/QD-TTg
Hanoi, June 20, 2006
 
DECISION
ON APPLICATION OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS COMPLIANT WITH TCVN ISO 9001:2000 STANDARD TO THE OPERATION OF STATE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
At the proposal of the Minister of Science and Technology,
DECIDES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Scope of regulation
This Decision provides for the application of quality management systems compliant with TCVN ISO 9001 :2000 standard to state administrative agencies, covering the establishment, implementation, assessment and certification of quality management systems in state administrative agencies.
Article 2.- Subjects of application
1. This Decision applies to the following state administrative agencies:
a/ Ministries, and ministerial-level and government­attached agencies (other than agencies specified in Clause 2 of this Article);
b/ People's Committees of provinces and centrally­run cities and People's Committees of districts, towns and provincial cities;
c/ Specialized agencies of provincial/municipal People's Committees.
2. State administrative agencies operating in defense and security domains may apply this quality management system to serve their operation under the guidance of their managing agencies.
3. To encourage People's Committees of communes, wards and townships, non-business agencies in direct service of the state management,
and other non-business units of the State (institutes, schools, hospitals...) to establish and apply quality management systems under this Decision.
Article 3.- Objectives of the application of quality management systems compliant with TCVN ISO 9001:2000 standard
Quality management systems compliant with TCVN ISO 9001 :2000 standard (hereinafter referred to as quality management systems) shall be implemented through formulation and application of a system of rational work-handling processes according to the provisions of law, aiming to help heads of state administrative agencies control their offices' work­handling process to gradually improve the quality and efficiency of their public service management and provision.
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