Hanoi's public offices to work on Saturday mornings
Illustrative image (Source: 24h.com.vn)
number of public administration offices in the capital city of Hanoi will work
on Saturday mornings, beginning on March 10.
The decision, recently
announced by Hanoi Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung, will apply to the municipal Departments
of Planning and Investment; Natural Resources and Environment; Labour, Invalids
and Social Affairs; Construction; Justice; Transport; Agriculture and Rural
Development; Planning and Architecture; the management boards of industrial and
export-processing zones; and People’s Committees of all levels, from
district-level to town-level.
The public servants who work on Saturday
mornings may be entitled to compensatory time off or overtime pay, depending on
the arrangements with their workplaces.
The mayor also tasked
the municipal Department of Home Affairs to issue regulations ensuring a
transparent scheme on leave and compensation for those working extra time.
typically work from Monday through Friday, meaning that people have to take
time off work in order to conduct procedures at these offices.
However, many expressed
scepticism about the effectiveness of the extended working hours, pointing to
the aggravating bureaucratic nightmares that haunt State administrative