Several ministry-level departments, including those for human resources and social security, civil affairs, and finance, have responded recently to issues of public concern.
Employment survey to help job seekers
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has launched an online survey in an effort to improve services to job seekers.
In a notice posted on its website on Feb 2, the ministry invited members of the public to fill in an employment questionnaire and give it a better understanding of the employment situation after the Feb 4-10 Spring Festival holiday.
The survey is open to the public until Feb 20. Respondents can access the questionnaire by scanning a QR code on the screen of their cellphones or logging on to the ministry's website.
The ministry also surveyed employers and job-seekers last year to find out more about employment needs after Spring Festival.
Ministry urges lower organization fees
The Ministry of Civil Affairs has urged national-level industrial organizations and chambers of commerce to lower membership fees and refrain from imposing unreasonable charges to reduce the burden on businesses.
The ministry said in a statement on Feb 3 that it will conduct the annual examination of national-level social organizations, and such organizations are also expected to report fee adjustments in their annual reports.
The lowering of membership fees will be an important criteria for the ministry in evaluating national organizations. Other criteria include whether the organizations have imposed charges against regulations or been found to have misused funds. Those who fail the evaluations will be disqualified, the ministry said.
Social organizations found to be engaged in activities that harm national reunification, national security, ethnic unity or jeopardize the national interest will also be disqualified and punished according to law, the ministry said.
A third-party will conduct random on-site verification of information submitted, it added.