Accordingly, the total number of officials, civil servants and public employees, excluding those of the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of National Defense and at the commune level, will be streamlined to 249,650, a reduction by 3,867 compared to this year.

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Of the number, 247,344 people are to be employed at ministries, sectors, localities and organizations while 1,068 others will work at representative offices abroad.

The Minister of Home Affairs is tasked with assigning workforce to relevant agencies in keeping with the plan.

According to the Ministry, as many as 40,500 officials, civil servants, public employees, and workers were cut down between 2015 and 2018, following a plan to streamline State agencies and downsize public staff. Of them, nearly 35,000 retired early, while 5,483 were made redundant.

Source: VNA