Department of labour, war invalids and social affairs

On September 12, 2022, the Government of Vietnam issued Decree 62/2022/ND-CP< /a> on functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

According to Vietnam's Decree 62/2022/ND-CP, in the field of public non-business services managed by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam, it has been supplemented and expanded compared to Vietnam's Decree 14/2017/ND-CP as follows:

- Develop and promulgate criteria and standards for the quality of public services funded by the state budget.

Implement the mechanism of monitoring, evaluation, and quality assurance and the regulation on inspection and acceptance of public services using the state budget under the ministry; operational efficiency of public employees within the scope and field of state management of the ministry.

- Guidance on the cost of wages, labor costs in prices, unit prices of public products and services, and wages and salaries in the unit prices of public administrative services using state budget funds for chosen enterprises in bidding (or assigned tasks in the case prescribed by specialized law):

According to the provisions of the law on assigning tasks, ordering or bidding for the provision of public products and services, using the state budget for recurrent expenditures.

More details can be found in Vietnam's Decree 62/2022/ND-CP which takes effect from September 12, 2022 and replaces Decree 14/2017/ND-CP.

I. General information 

Office Address: 18 Nguyen Sinh Sac street, Hue city

Office Telephone: 84.234.3897088
Fax: + 84. 234.3897029



II. Position and Functions

- Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs is a specialized agency under supervision of the Provincial People’s Committee (PPC); functioning as the state management agency on employment, vocational training, labor, salary, social insurance (compulsory social insurance, voluntary social insurance, unemployment insurance), industrial safety, people with merit, social sponsor, children protection and caring, gender equality, social evils prevention (generally called as labor, people with merit, and society), and public services under Department’s management in accordance with Vietnamese law. In addition, Department implements other duties according to the PPC's authority and Vietnamese law.

- Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs has legal status, its own seal and account. It is under guidance and management on organization and personnel of the PPC as well as specialized guidance and inspection of Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs.

Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs

Bộ Lao động, Thương binh và Xã hội

The ministry headquarters in Hanoi.
Ministry overview
Formed28 August 1945
Preceding Ministry

  • Ministry of Labour (1945-1946), Ministry of Social Humantarian Support (1945-1946)
    Ministry of Social Affairs (1946)
    Ministry of Labour (1946-1987), Ministry of Humantarian Support (1946-1947)
    Ministry of Invalids and Veterans (1947-1959), Ministry of Humantarian Support (1955-1959)
    Ministry of Invalids and Social Affairs (1975-1987)
    Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (1987-present)

TypeGovernment Ministry
JurisdictionGovernment of Vietnam
Headquarters12 Ngo Quyen Street, Trang Tien Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
Annual budget32.872 billion VND (2018)
Minister responsible

  • Đào Ngọc Dung

Deputy Minister responsible

  • Lê Văn Thanh
    Lê Tấn Dũng
    Nguyễn Thị Hà
    Nguyễn Bá Hoan
    Nguyễn Văn Hồi

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA, Vietnamese: Bộ Lao động, Thương binh và Xã hội) is a government ministry in Vietnam responsible for state administration on labour, employment, occupational safety, social insurances and vocational training; policies for war invalids, martyrs and people with special contribution to the country; social protection and prevention of social evils; child care and gender equality.

Ministerial units[edit]

  • Department of Labour and Wage
  • Department of Social Insurance
  • Department of Gender Equality
  • Department of Legal Affairs
  • Department of Planning and Finance
  • Department of International Cooperation
  • Department of Organisation and Personnel
  • Ministry's Inspectorate
  • Ministry's Office
  • General Bureau of Vocational Training
  • Bureau of Employment
  • Bureau of Social Assistance
  • Bureau of Overseas Labour
  • Bureau of Work Safety
  • Bureau of Social Evils Prevention and Combat
  • Bureau of National Devotees
  • Bureau of Child Care and Protection

Administrative units[edit]

  • Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs
  • Institute of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
  • Labour and Social Affairs Information Centre
  • Labour and Society Newspaper
  • Labour and Society Magazine
  • Dan Tri online newspaper
  • National Fund for Vietnamese Children
  • (VN) and (EN) Official site