Decree No. 132/2013/ND-CP of October 16, 2013, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Information and Communications
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 36/2012/ND-CP of April 18, 2012, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structures of ministries and ministerial-level agencies;
At the proposal of the Minister of Information and Communications,
The Government promulgates the Decree defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Article 1. Position and functions
The Ministry of Information and Communications is a governmental agency, functioning to perform the state management of the press; publication; post; telecommunications; radio frequencies; information technology and electronics; radio and television broadcasting; news agency; foreign-service information; grassroots information and national information and communication infrastructure; the state management of public services in the sectors under the Ministry’s state management.
Article 2. Tasks and powers
The Ministry of Information and Communications performs the tasks and exercises the powers defined in the Government’s Decree No. 36/2012/ND-CP of April 18, 2012, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structures of ministries and ministerial-level agencies; and the following specific tasks and powers:
1. To submit to the Government draft laws, draft ordinances and draft resolutions of the National Assembly or the National Assembly Standing Committee; draft decrees of the Government under the Government’ s annual law-making programs and plans, and projects and schemes assigned by the Government or the Prime Minister.
2. To submit to the Government or the Prime Minister strategies, master plans and long-term, five-year and annual development plans; national target programs, action programs and projects, important national works, programs and schemes on provision of public services and public non-business services in its sectors; decisions, directives and other documents falling under the Prime Minister’s directing and administering jurisdiction.
3. To promulgate circulars, decisions, directives and other documents on management of the sectors under the Ministry’s state management.
4. To direct, guide, inspect, examine and organize the implementation of approved legal documents, strategies, master plans and plans falling under the Ministry’s state management.
5. Regarding the press (including printed newspapers, e-newspapers, radio, television and news agency bulletins):
a/ To guide, direct and organize the implementation of Prime Minister-approved master plans on networks of the press nationwide and overseas representative offices of Vietnamese press agencies;
b/ To organize press briefings and the management of press information in accordance with the law on the press;
c/ To organize the implementation of the Prime Minister’s regulations on spokespersons providing information to the press;
d/ To promulgate regulations on organization of press competitions, festivals and seminars;
dd/ To promulgate regulations on deposit of newspapers and management of national press deposit storages;
e/ To grant, extend, amend, supplement, suspend, cancel and withdraw press activity permits; permits for publication of bulletins, special issues, supplementary issues, supplements, special programs and supplementary programs; press cards; to permit the distribution of overseas- published press in Vietnam; to approve press conferences;
g/ To guide the operation of the press and journalists nationwide, to coordinate with related agencies in managing Vietnamese press activities related to foreign countries and press activities of foreigners and foreign organizations in Vietnam;
h/ To agree on the appointment, relief from duty of editors-in-chief, deputy editors-in-chief, general directors, deputy general directors, directors and deputy directors of press agencies;
i/ To prescribe standards and professional qualifications and skills of heads of press agencies;
k/ To manage radio and television services in accordance with law.
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