THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 29/2003/ND-CP
Hanoi, March 31, 2003
 DECREE
PRESCRIBING THE FUNCTIONS, TASKS, POWERS AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOR, WAR INVALIDS AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to Resolution No. 02/2002/QH11 of August 5, 2002 of the XIth National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the first session, defining the list of the Government’s ministries and ministerial-level agencies;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 86/2002/ND-CP of November 5, 2002 prescribing the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structures of the ministries and ministerial-level agencies;
At the proposals of the Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the Minister of the Interior,
DECREES:
Article 1.- Position and functions
The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs is a governmental agency, which performs the function of State management over labor, employment, labor safety, job-training, policies towards war invalids, martyrs and people with meritorious services, social relief, as well as social evil prevention and fighting (referred collectively to as labor, war invalids and social affairs) throughout the country; exercises the State management over public services and acts as representative of the owner of State capital amounts at enterprises with State capital under its management according to law provisions.