Independence - Freedom – Happiness
No. 02/2006/NQ-CP
Hanoi, January 26, 2006
On January 23-24, 2006, the Government held the regular meeting of January 2006 to discuss and decide on the following issues: 
1. The Government listened to a draft decree on the public agencies’ right to self-control their own missions, organization, personnel and finance presented by the Minister of Finance. A summary of the cabinet’s opinions on the draft decree was presented by the Chairman of the Government Office.
To enhance the quality and efficiency of non-profit agencies, on January 16, 2002, the government enforced Decree 10/2002/ND-CP, stipulating the financial policies applied for those agencies with some sorts of revenues. The results of the four years’ implementation show that it was a judicious policy on financial administration reform as related to non-profit activities, contributing to the raising and management of financial sources, encouraging and creating good conditions for the agencies to boost income and save expenses while still improving the efficiency of the staff.
To continue carrying out the administrative reform, accelerate social engagement as well as maximize the fulfillment of potentials, strengths and abilities of the public non-profit agencies, the Government agreed to modify Decree 10/2002/ND-CP in the direction of drastically changing the operating mechanism, clearly prescribing the the rights of public non-profit agencies to self-control over their own tasks, organization, staff and finance.
The Ministry of Finance was entrusted with directing the completion of the Decree in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, the Government Office and in the consideration of the Government members’ opinions. The finished draft will be submitted to the Prime Minister for approval and promulgation.
2. The Government listened to a proposal to transform a number of public-private universities and colleges into private ones, presented by the Ministry of Education.
To realize the target of engaging the whole society into education of the Party and the State, five public-private universities and colleges were established from 1993 up to the present. Generally, those universities and colleges have been capable to raise a sense of initiative, contributing to meeting the ever-increasing learning demands of the people. However, the public-private model has not been able to greatly attract the investment of organizations and individuals into its construction. Besides, there has not been a clear-cut distinction between ‘private’ and ‘public’ in the personnel, finance and assets management policies, which results in the thought of relying on state support and subsidization.
Under the 2005 Education Laws, the public-private universities and colleges have to be transformed into private ones with the view of enhancing the activeness and autonomy of those training bodies and at the same time, promoting the ability to attract both financial investments and other resources from society. The investigation into the transformation need to be done systematically and consistently, ensuring the abidance by the policies on converting public-private schools.
The Ministry of Education was entrusted to collaborate with the Government Office and other related agencies and consider the Government members’ opinions to complete the draft. The finished draft will be submitted to the Prime Minister for approval.