VCN- In 2017, through specialized inspection, the State Treasury detected many violations in units using State budget in the implementation of regimes, policies and laws.
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Detecting many violations in using State budget 2017
According to Mr. Truong Phac Quan Director of Inspectorate Department of the State Treasury, in 2017, through inspection, the State Treasury detected many violations in using State budget, such as expenditure not in accordance with objects and assigned targets; making expenditure dossier and documents not in accordance with expenditure contents. In addition, with some cases the contents in invoices were different from the list of payment via the State Treasury; using advanced State budget funds not in line with regulations; making payment dossier with higher volume; collecting fees but not contributing them promptly to the State budget.
Also, Mr. Quan said that in 2017, although the specialized inspection was done well, there were still many limitations. Specifically, although the content on “Inspection on compliance with provisions of the law on State expenditure including recurrent expenditure and expenditure for basic construction investment and control expenditure via the State Treasury system” are stipulated in Decision 2456/QD-BTC dated 24th September 2014 by the Minister of Finance, some State Treasury units did not deploy, leading to the ineffectiveness in specialized inspection at these units.
In addition, sometimes, divisions and units under the State Treasury have not closely coordinated with them, affecting the efficiency of the survey to grasp a situation.
“The specialized inspection has not been effective because the survey has not been conducted closely and the information and data were collected insufficiently, leading to the time of inspection not in accordance with workload and inspectorate force in units”.
At the same time, some inspected contents were not specified in inspectorate conclusions. The contents stated in the inspectorate conclusions only described the case and did not fully consider relevant information; did not identify nature and violation level, reason and responsibility of illegitimate agencies and organizations; did not specify provisions of the law to make a basis for determining violation level, and did not propose measures for handling, thereby, affecting the efficiency of the inspection” Mr. Quan said.
The State Treasury proposed to recover over VND 4.5 billion
From detected violations, the State Treasury has proposed to recover over VND 4.5 billion, issue 56 decisions on sanctions for administrative violations (of which 10 decisions on warning and 46 decisions on fines) with the fine amount of VND 165 million.
Together with the sanction, the State Treasury has proposed competent agencies to amend and supplement many regimes, policies and professional procedures to overcome shortcomings and loopholes in the management, and strengthen the supervision of financial rules and enhance efficiency of management and use State budget in units, contributing to strengthening disciplines and rules in public service performance by officials of the State Treasury system.
Besides the proposals for amending and supplementing regulations on internal expenditure, the policies related to specialized financial management in units using State budget have also been proposed to be amended. Also, the State Treasury has proposed competent agencies to supplement provisions on the norms of cash balance in inspected units and for provisions not in accordance with reality in the regime of State expenditure; supplement sanctions for administrative violations which are not prescribed in the current provisions.
Also, the State Treasury will accelerate the inspection and focus on internal inspections at all the State Treasuries to promptly detect and handle officers who have signs of negative acts and harassment to customers transacting with the State Treasury system.
However, the State Treasury said that the content of specialized inspection is a new task for the State Treasury system in general, and officers in charge of specialized inspection in particular, and is also a sensitive and complicated problem. Therefore, besides enhancing acknowledge for officers, each individual in charge of specialized inspection must also heighten the spirit of learning and research. Especially, the officers must perform their duties with high responsibility, contributing to the improvement, development and ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the specialized inspection.
The State Treasury said that in order for the specialized inspection to really contribute to strengthening disciplines and rules in officers performance of the State Treasury system and enhance its operation efficiency, in the future, the State Treasury will strengthen the training for officers on specialized knowledge of; the State inspection and management, State budget expenditure control, accounting of State Treasury expenditure, for units using State budget, and inspection skills; Especially, the skills of detection and handling in the inspection processes.
By Huong Giang/ Ngoc Loan