Hanoi: Vietnam has scrapped 10,004 posts of civil servants during the first half of 2016 in a bid to reduce the administrative system's payroll, an official said on Monday. The reduction was made in 18 ministries and 61 localities across Vietnam, Xinhua news agency reported. From the beginning of 2015, 15,779 posts have been removed from the country's administrative system. Currently, there are over 2 million civil servants in Vietnam. According to the official, the number of reduced members of the civil service over the past time remains low and does not meet with earlier target, which aims at reducing some 40,000 posts each year, equal to 1.5 per cent of total civil servants in Vietnam.