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ACRC asking the people about 2023 priority task of policy and institutional improvement
ACRC asking the People about “2023 Priority Tasks of Policy and Institutional Improvement”
-A referendum was initiated on December 29 through “People’s Idea Box” -
(Dec. 29 2022, ACRC)
Among 2023 policy and institutional improvement tasks found based on complaints and public suggestions submitted to e-People, those chosen by citizens are implemented as a matter of priority.
The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC, Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui) initiated a referendum on December 29 through “People’s Idea Box,” a public participation platform, and will select policy and institutional improvement tasks that would be primarily carried out next year.
For next year, the ACRC plans to focus on improving preemptively unreasonable practices and alliances, including the establishment cartel and preferential treatment in public offices, and preventing the leakage in public financial support and execution so that policy funds for economic recovery and strengthening social safety net are used properly.
In addition, the ACRC plans to mitigate risk factors of people’s safety in order to minimize damage on citizens done by natural or social disaster and continuously discover and improve factors of unreasonable burden on the people or cases of marginalization and unfairness regarding the youth in blind spot and vulnerable people, such as the elderly and people with disabilities.
To this end, the ACRC selects priority tasks by conducting a referendum through People’s Idea Box and provides small gifts to participants of the referendum chosen by a draw.
Moreover, the Commission plans to receive policy suggestions that mitigate inconvenience and irrationality in daily lives, finalize the selection of institutional improvement tasks among the suggestions following review by experts and a referendum, and award the best idea person.
The ACRC operates channels for digital policy communication, such as e-People, 110 call center, and People’s Idea Box, where about 20 million cases per year are submitted so that the voices of people can be heard directly.
This enables people to suggest or seeking fundamental solutions for inconveniences, which could be reflected in policies.
Over the past 5 years, in particular, unfairness experienced by the people in daily lives were resolved and unreasonable practices that had been left in public offices were improved.
Recently the ACRC made efforts to resolve difficulties in people’s livelihood economy induced by COVID-19 and minimize people’s inconveniences in vulnerable areas that inflict social conflicts.
The ACRC made a total of 240 institutional improvement suggestions from 2018 till this year, and the acceptance rate of such suggestions among institutions amounted to 98%.
ACRC Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui said, “In order for policy and institutional improvement to indeed change people’s lives, it is important to listen to the voices of people and reflect them from the stage of discovering tasks. The ACRC will continue to pay more attention to people’s inconveniences through People’s Idea Box and actively communicate with citizens from start to end of institutional improvement.”