THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 23/2003/ND-CP
Hanoi, March 12, 2003
 DECREE
PROMULGATING THE GOVERNMENT’S WORKING REGULATION
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
At the proposal of the Minister-Director of the Government’s Office,
DECREES:
Article 1.- To promulgate together with this Decree the Working Regulation of the Government.
Article 2.- This Regulation takes implementation effect 15 days after its publication on the Official Gazette and replaces the Government’s Working Regulation promulgated together with Decree No.11/1998/ND-CP of January 24, 1998.
The ministries, the ministerial-level agencies, the agencies attached to the Government and the People’s Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities shall promulgate their own Working Regulations in accordance with this Regulation.
Article 3.- The Minister-Director of the Government’s Office shall take prime responsibility for urging and inspecting the implementation of the Government’s Working Regulation.

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The Government’s members, the heads of the agencies attached to the Government, the chairmen of the People’s Councils and the presidents of the People’s Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities, and the heads of the concerned agencies shall have to implement this Decree.
 
ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT
PRIME MINISTER




Phan Van Khai
 
THE GOVERNMENT’S WORKING REGULATION
(Promulgated together with the Government’s Decree No. 23/2003/ND-CP of March 12, 2003)
Chapter I
WORK-HANDLING PRINCIPLES, SCOPE AND MODES
Article 1.- Working principles of the Government
1. The Government works according to the regime of combining the leadership of the Government collective with the administration of the Prime Minister and heightening the responsibility of each member of the Government. The Government handles work on the following principles:
 

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