To verify from the viewpoint of administrative reform, such as the validity of the budget scale of academic conferences Government October 10 6:22
With regard to the Science Council of Japan, the government will examine the appropriateness of the budget and the scale of the secretariat under Minister Kono from the viewpoint of administrative reform.
In light of requests from the Liberal Democratic Party to consider the ideal way of the Science Council of Japan, in which six recommended candidates were not appointed, Minister For Administrative Reform Kono indicated that he would consider budgets and mechanisms while examining the government’s overall business from the perspective of administrative reform.
On this, Prime Minister Kan said, “There are about 50 secretariat members, and the government has government expenses. It is different if it becomes independent, but it is natural in a sense that It is an institution of one country, and Minister Kono does it from the viewpoint of administrative reform.”
In the last fiscal year, the Science Council of Japan severed a national budget of approximately 1 billion yen per year, including 390 million yen for the labor costs of 50 full-time employees of the secretariat, and some within the government pointed out that there might be too many staff members of the secretariat.
In the future, Minister Kono will work with the Minister of Science and Technology Inoue, who oversees the Academic Conference, to verify the actual situation through administrative project review materials to verify whether there are any wastes in the business of ministries and agencies, and to verify the validity of the budget and the scale of the secretariat.
On the other hand, opposition parties have criticized the government’s move to shift the issue of the issue.