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    A ceremony in Saigon, South Vietnam, on Saturday (10 November) marked one of the first stages of President Thieu's "Administrative Revolution".

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    A ceremony in Saigon, South Vietnam, on Saturday (10 November) marked one of the first stages of President Thieu's "Administrative Revolution". About 6,000 civil service administrators bound for the rural areas of the country, paraded before the President before leaving the city.

    The aim of the Revolution, introduced earlier this year, is to cut out much of the "red tape" in South Vietnamese bureaucracy, and to combat corruption in government offices and ministries. The eventual target is for about 15 per cent of the country's 300,000 civil servants to move into the countryside and sort out problems where they most often occur - at village and hamlet level. The first batch have just completed six weeks' training, and will spend about three weeks in the villages, working in groups of five.

    It's hoped that eventually the Revolution will help the country's economy, by ridding central government of tiresome bureaucratic tangles. The presence of the administrators in the provinces, the Government hopes, will reinforce the political struggle against the Viet Cong, who have had a good deal of effect of the lives of isolated villagers and farmers.

    SYNOPSIS: A ceremony in Saigon on Saturday marked one of the first stages of President Thieu's "Administrative Revolution". About six thousand civil service administrators, assigned to rural areas of the country, paraded before the President prior to leaving the city.

    The same of the Revolution, introduced earlier this year, is to cut out much of the "red tape in South Vietnamese bureaucracy, and to combat, corruption in government offices and ministries.

    Eventually, about fifteen per cent of South Vietnam's three hundred thousand civil servants will move to the countryside, to sort out administrative problems where they most often occur - in the villages and hamlets.

    The first batch of cadres have just completed six weeks' training, and will spend three weeks in the villages. It's hoped that the Revolution will help the country's economy, by ridding the central government of bureaucratic tangles. The Government hopes the presence of the administrators in the villages will reinforce the positional struggle against the Viet Cong, who've had great effect on the lives of isolated villagers and farmers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7V6QRD2LSX107LF5D0K3UA4N7
    Media URN:
    VLVA7V6QRD2LSX107LF5D0K3UA4N7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    N/A

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