NACC gives itself top marks in integrity report

Breaking News November 17, 2017 08:51

By The Nation

The nation’s anti-corruption organisation gave itself the top marks among five independent groups in its integrity and transparency assessment report released on Thursday.



The Office National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) gave itself an overall score of 90.44 while the Office of the Ombudsman ranks lowest with scores of 71.20.

The agency assessed a total of 422 state agencies based on indexes on transparency, accountability, lack of corruption, culture of integrity and integrity at work.

Agencies with scores of 80-100 are considered to have very high and transparency, those with scores of 60-79.99 are considered high, those with scores of 40-59.99 are considered average, those with scores of 20-39.99 are considered low and those with scores of 0-19.99 are considered very low.

No assessed agencies were given scores in low and very low rages.

The assessment results are divided into following categories – with some examples.

1. Courts’ administration, three offices

- Court of Justice, 92.37, highest

- Administrative Court, 88.29

- Constitutional Court, 81.79, lowest

2. Independent organisations, five offices

- NACC, 90.44, highest scores

- National Human Rights Commission, 83.94

- Office of the Ombudsman, 71.20, lowest

3. Attorney’s office, one office

- Office of the Attorney General, 78.98

4. Parliamentary offices, two offices

- Secretariat of the House of Representatives, 82.94, highest

- Secretariat of the Senate, 82.70, lowest

5. National Economic and Social Advisory Council, one office

National Economic and Social Advisory Council, 90.24

6. State enterprise agencies, 54 offices.

- Government Housing Bank, 97.97, highest

- Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, 97.13

- Government Savings Bank, 95.79

- Police Printing Bureau, 68.80, lowest

7. Public organisations, 52 offices

- Agricultural Research Development Agency, 96.55, highest

- Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration, 96.43

- Golden Jubilee Museum of Agriculture Office, 95.14

- Thailand Arbitration Centre, 66.52, lowest

8. State departments, 147 offices

- Office of Permanent Secretary of the Public Health Ministry, 92.46, highest

- Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, 92.13

- Office of Justice Affairs, 91.46

- Office of the Welfare Promotion Commission for Teachers and Educational Personnel, 59.65, lowest

9. Provincial governor offices, 76 offices

- Chainat Governor Office, 84.76, highest

- Sakonnakhon Governor Office, 84.73

- Phayao Governor Office, 84.49

- Udonthani Governor Office, 75.11

10. National universities, 81 offices

- Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, 87.17, highest

- Ramkhamhaeng University, 85.81

- National Institute of Development Administration, 85.18

- Mahamakut Buddhist University, 57.43, lowest

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