The Hanoitimes - Leaders of the general departments, which are subject to removal, will be moved to new positions that match their expertise or become directors of intermediate level departments.
Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security has underwent a major reshuffle following a directive adopted by the Politburo - the highest decision-making body of the Communist Party of Vietnam, with the aim of becoming an efficient and lean agency, stated the ministry on its website.
Under the change, the ministry will remove six general departments and merge 60 divisions with similar functions into just over 50, while nearly 300 sub-divisions have been reduced, informed Major General Luong Tam Quang, chief of the ministry's Office at a press conference on August 7.
At the provincial level, a total of 20 firefighting departments have been merged into their respective provincial or municipal police departments, Quang added.
In total, the restructuring removes more than 1,500 sub-divisions of the provincial police departments.
Leaders of the general departments, which are subject to removal, will be moved to new positions that suit their expertise or become directors of intermediate level departments.
Additionally, the ministry has restructured its press units and established a new communications department.