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VUSTA not eligible to buy public automobiles

16:32 | 18/04/2019

VCN – The Ministry of Finance sent documents to Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) on the purchase of automobiles to serve work of the unit.

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According to the Ministry of Finance, the Government issued Decree No. 04/2019/ND-CP regulating standards and norms for using cars. Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations is a socio-political organization that is subjected to the application of Decree No. 04.

Decree No. 151/2017/ND-CP stipulates specifically a number of articles of the law on management and use of public assets, the competence to decide on the procurement of public properties is the minister and the head of the ministerial-level agency, agencies under the Government and other central agencies to decide on the procurement of public assets in serving the operation of state agencies under their management.

The State Budget Law stipulates that: State budget expenditures shall be made only when they are included in the assigned budget estimates, except for cases prescribed in Article 51 of this Law; already decided by the head of unit using the budget, the investor or the authorized person to spend money for purchasing and meeting conditions in each case.

According to Decision No. 223 /QD-BTC dated 23/11/2018 of the Ministry of Finance on the allocation of revenue and expenses estimates of State Budget in 2019 by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, the Ministry has not allocated expenditure to buy cars for the unit.

Therefore, the purchase of cars under the competence of the Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations is ensured the conformity with the standards and norms for the use of automobiles, in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 04.

However, in 2019, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations have not been allocated funds to buy cars, so they were not eligible to buy cars.

By H.Vân/Thanh Thuy