President Park starts receiving government status reportsUpdated: 2014-02-06 06:28:00 (KST)
How well have government ministries and offices performed the tasks set by the Park administration over the past year?
The Office for Government Policy Coordination handed in report cards to President Park on Wednesday for the first time in government history.
Out of the 1-hundred-40 listed tasks, 21 percent were said to be on the right track, 60 percent received "satisfactory" marks and around 20 percent got poor grades.
Now, as for categorizing the tasks into President Park's four major goals --
The government did well in laying the foundation for a peaceful reunification last year, receiving high marks in 41 percent of the related tasks, while it got the poorest grades for tasks related to economic revitalization.
Topping the evaluation list were the ministries of defense, gender equality and foreign affairs.
Based on the evaluations, each ministry is required to submit plans to enhance their performance for 2014 some time this month.
During the first day of the government status reports, President Park put great emphasis on two things: getting rid of unnecessary regulations and normalizing abnormal practices and policies.
She ordered ministries to determine the difficulties companies are facing and to devise methods to help them, for example, by capping the total number of regulations.
The president also called on ministries to work towards eliminating lax management in the public sector and establish laws to root out corruption.
"The ministries and offices will be separated into nine groups, based on the issues they deal with, to give their status reports. President Park says this is designed to reflect her emphasis on cooperation among related ministries in reaching her administration's key policy goals. The status reports will run through February 24th.
Eoh Jin-joo, Arirang News."
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