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Recurrent expenditures via State Treasury strictly controlled

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VCN- The Ministry of Finance has consulted a draft circular guiding control and the payment of expenditures from the State budget via the State Treasury.  

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The draft circular guides the control and payment of expenditures from the State budget. Photo: T.L

Rules of control and payment via the State Treasury specified

The draft circular guides control and payment of recurrent expenditures from the State budget via the State Treasury (including expenditures for national target programmes, target programmes using non-business expenditure source, expenditures for repairing, maintenance, renovation, upgrading and expansion of facilities from recurrent expenditures and retained funds according to regulations on recurrent expenditures).

This does not apply to expenditures of Vietnamese missions in foreign countries and expenditures with private guidance as prescribed by competent authorities.

The draft circular also guides e-transactions in control and payment of State budget expenditures through the State Treasury on the State Treasury's online public serviceportal.

According to the draft, State budget expenditures shall comply with the principle of direct payment from the State Treasury to salaries, allowances, subsidies and suppliers of goods and services. If some expenditures are ineligible for direct payment from the State Treasury, budget-using units shall be permitted to implement spending in advance according to assigned estimates and then budget-using units shall make payment with the State Treasury in accordance with the provisions of this circular.

The State Treasury shall make payment in the form of prepayment, post-payment control and pre-control and post-payment.

Recurrent expenditures closely controlled

The draft circular specifies that for procurement expenditure of public assets that are office machines and equipment, the State Treasury willcontrol the spending of these assets to ensure they don’t exceed the maximum unit price specified in the Prime Minister’s Decision No.50/2017/QD-TTg stipulating standards and norms for the use of machinery and equipment. In case of price adjustments, it must comply with Article 6 of Decision No.50.

For procurement expenditure of machinery and equipment for general operation of agencies, organisations and units, the State Treasury shall control spending to ensure it does not exceed the unit price and the annual estimate approved by agencies.

For special-purpose machinery and equipment, the State Treasury shall ensure that the spending is in the list of special-purpose machinery and equipment issued by agencies and does not exceed the unit price and annual procurement estimate approved by authorities.

The draft circular also stipulates procurement expenditure for vehicles for privilege titles and general working, the State Treasury shall control to ensure spending shall not exceed the price of vehicles as prescribed in Government Decree No. 04/2019/ND-CP stipulating standards and norms for using vehicles; Circular No. 24/2019/TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance stipulating standards and norms for using vehicles at the people's armed forces units. In case of price adjustment, it must ensure compliance with Article 21 of Decree No. 04.

The draft circular also specifies expenditure control for procurement of special-purpose vehicles. Accordingly, the State Treasury shall control users, types and prices according to the regulations of competent authorities.

For State assets procured by centralised method, the State Treasury shall base on dossier of expenditure control as prescribed in Clause 4, Article 79 of Government Decree No. 151/2017/ND-CP. Spending of State assets must be in the national list of centralised procurement for assets and drugs (issued by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health); the ministerial, central and local list of centralised procurement (issued by ministries, central agencies and provincial People's Committees), ensuring contracts in accordance with framework agreements.

By Thuy Linh/Ngoc Loan