The Ministry of Information and Communications has just held a conference on propaganda, law dissemination and professional training for specialized inspectors of information and communication in Ninh Binh. Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung attended and directed at the conference.
According to Mr. Bui Hoang Phuong, Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Information and Communications, out of 62 Departments of Information and Communications, 4 have merged the inspectors into professional departments, namely Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, Cao Bang and Yen Bai. The inspection force in some localities is still thin, for example in Ha Giang there is only 1 inspector; The other 3 Departments of Information and Communications do not have a Chief Inspector.
Being merged into specialized departments, without a Chief Inspector are the causes of difficulties for inspection activities in the field of information and communication in many localities.
The survey of activities at the Departments of Information and Communications from 2020 to present shows the disparity of localities in specialized inspection activities. Specifically, over the past 2 years, 7 Departments of Information and Communications have not carried out inspection and examination activities. 12 Departments of Information and Communications conduct no more than 5 inspections (on average, every 6 months). If compared with departments that have done a lot, the gap is very large, for example, Vinh Long conducted up to 67 inspections in the same time period mentioned above. About 30% of the Departments of Information and Communications across the country have not had an inspection, examination or sanctioning decision in 6 months.
In the coming time, the inspector of the Ministry of Information and Communications will continue to focus on inspecting and examining hot issues, strictly handling them as a deterrent; Monitor management objects, detect and remind them early to avoid major and serious mistakes. At the same time, strengthen online inspection and testing activities to save time and effort.
The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Information and Communications is piloting the construction of two shared platforms, namely the Complaint and Denunciation Data Management Platform to update and share data with departments; The system monitors the managed objects, preventing them early and remotely so that no major and serious mistakes occur. It is expected that in 2022 this platform will be completed and put into use.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung affirmed the role and importance of the inspection force from the central government to the Department of Information and Communications in the operation of the whole industry. He also noted that the quality of the inspectors is “Bright mind – Clear heart – Clean hands”. The ultimate goal of the inspection is to make the information and communication industry better. Inspectors do a good job when their industry gets better, violations decrease, especially old violations, and complaints also decrease.
Leaders of the Ministry of Information and Communications stated the role of supervision and early warning in inspection activities. He believes that comprehensive monitoring can help early detection to warn and remind, so that there will be no serious violations. “As an inspector, you will be reminded first and prosecuted later, if you do not correct, you will be severely punished as a deterrent. To do so, it is necessary to have a good monitoring system to remind early when the incident is small. Without this system, which is only inspected once every 5 years, it would not be possible to remind before and after trial, but only to have it so. And that is not much educational, more against than prevention.”Minister Nguyen Manh Hung said.
Digital transformation will make online and comprehensive monitoring possible. Therefore, inspectors must use more technology. The Minister said that currently, many departments and agencies of the Ministry of Information and Communications have connected with objects and have digital tools for monitoring. Therefore, inspectors can connect to these units. In addition, the bar also needs to build a database and an industry knowledge system to serve for monitoring and warning.
Inspection knowledge must be distilled annually and included in the industry knowledge system. Every year it is necessary to systematize new knowledge, automate, and use technology to support labor productivity to increase by at least 10% each year, only then can the profession be met.
The head of the information and communication industry stated: “In order for departments to do better inspectors, the Inspectorate of the Ministry must step back to support and promote. If the Inspectorate of the Ministry continues to do more and do better than the departments, the departments will not be able to get better.”
Accordingly, the Inspector of the Ministry of Information and Communications must hold the personnel of the whole industry, take care of building people; organize training, centralized training through online platforms (MOOC); Build digital platforms to support departments. There are recommendations on the organization of the provincial inspection to send to the local reference so that the organization is basically automatic. The Ministry Inspectorate will build an industry knowledge system, invest in tools, a digital platform, and transform digitally for all inspectors of the telecommunications industry to have a unified knowledge base.
The Minister also noted four issues of State management including: Laws and institutions must be clear, not explicit, which will cause social disturbances, depend on subjectivity and cannot be handled; Sanctions must be deterrent; There must be a comprehensive online monitoring system, early detection, early warning, seeing outstanding problems for inspection; The strictest enforcement is at the local level.