The Licensing facilities ACT
The Licensing Facilities ACT passed in 2015 serves as a central law that defines the procedure and duration of time used in an application for a state permit. The law covers details on an arrangement of a one-stop service channel for an application request as well as the method and procedure of application,so the public will receive convenient and speedy service while the officials can reduce their time spent and avoid personal judgment, for example. This enables the public to plan for their business efficiently while experiencing transparency in their communications with government agencies.
The Act is considered to have played a big role in solving the “bribery demands” in Thai bureaucratic systems as ACT worked alongside the Ministry of Industry in a revision of licensing a factory permit (Ror Ngor 4) for business operators and, meanwhile, encouraged state organizations to publicize and educate the public on the importance and better use of this Act.
The Decree on Evaluation of Legislation, B.E. 2558 (2015)
This decree officially implemented in 2015 is considered a huge reform of the government’s bureaucratic systems and procedures. It benefits the nation in several aspects such as anti-corruption, economic and investment promotion, discrimination reduction, equality creation and reduction in the abuse of power by government authorities.
The Anti-Corruption Organization jointly prepared the “Regulatory Guillotine” Project, an effort to solve corruption in terms of structure, by pushing towards the cancelation of a number of laws (around a hundred thousand laws in total),leaving only those laws that are “simple, clear, burden-less and fair”. This project is expected to help promote efficiency in the government’s public services in accordance with the Facilities Act and the Decree on Evaluation of Legislation that aim to create convenience, reduce burden for the public and,eventually, minimize factors that promote corruption.