Haze money to pay wages, entertainment! The Ministry of Finance criticized the areas by name

â–?source of this article: CCTV news, Xinhua view

Beijing launched the blue warning of heavy air pollution, Tianjin issued the orange warning of heavy air pollution, Hebei launched the orange emergency response of heavy air pollution… Recently, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei and surrounding areas have encountered “haze”

yesterday, the Ministry of Finance issued a circular on the management and use of the central special funds for air pollution prevention and control, citing five typical cases and criticizing some local governments for cheating, occupying and misappropriating the special funds and expanding the scope of expenditure in violation of regulations

the State Council issued the action plan for air pollution prevention and control in 2013. Wang Jian, deputy director of the pollution prevention and Control Department of the Ministry of environmental protection, previously introduced that the central government allocated 5 billion yuan, 9.8 billion yuan and 10.6 billion yuan of special funds for air pollution prevention and control in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively. 1n May this year, the supervision and 1nspection Bureau of the Ministry of Finance inspected 9 provinces, autonomous regions and cities, including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, 1nner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong and Henan, and investigated the management and use of the central special funds for air pollution prevention and control from 2013 to 2015

it is worth mentioning that the above-mentioned provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities have received 23.94 billion yuan of central special funds for air pollution prevention and control, accounting for 94.25% of the total funds. The inspection team’s on-the-spot inspection projects involved 8.072 billion yuan of special funds from the central government, with an inspection coverage of 34%; The inspection involved 121 departments and units of fund allocation management and 719 units using special funds

â–?on December 12, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province fell into severe haze

special funds were used in multiple directions

– 10 counties (districts) in Anhui Province, including Qiaocheng District, Lingbi County, Taihe County and Huoqiu County, expanded the scope of expenditure. From 2014 to 2015, special funds for straw burning prohibition were included in personnel funds and unit awards 219 million yuan was spent on work funds and other security funds. Among them, 8 counties (districts) also appropriate2.5711 million yuan of special funds for office building maintenance, new well drilling and other matters

– in 2015, Tianjin Environmental Protection Bureau allocated 4.25 million yuan from the central special fund for transportation, posts and telecommunications, office and other expenses incurred in the elimination of yellow label vehicles

the inspection also found that some places had idle or even wasted special funds:

– Shanxi Taiyuan coke Co., Ltd., as a designated distribution enterprise of Taiyuan urban villages (shantytowns) and rural areas to promote the use of clean coal and coke alternative project, From October 2015 to March 2016, 146100 tons of clean coke were purchased from Shanxi Yaxin Coal Coking Co., Ltd., among which 38800 tons of unqualified clean coke were sampled. The company failed to refuse to pay the price as required, involving 19.4135 million yuan of financial funds

– in order to complete the project expenditure schedule of the department budget, Taiyuan Environmental Protection Bureau and its subordinate sub bureaus of Shanxi Province appropriated 246.7903 million yuan of special fund for air pollution prevention and control from 2013 to 2015 to relevant project units in the form of “appropriation instead of expenditure”

– in 2015, Zhengzhou City Administration Bureau of Henan Province purchased 186 small waste compression vehicles, among which 25 small waste compression vehicles allocated to Zhongyuan District were idle due to the vehicle model unable to connect with the garbage station and other reasons, involving a special fund of 7.625 million yuan< 1n view of the problems found in this inspection, the Ministry of Finance said that it would recover the subsidy funds that have been defrauded, misappropriated, misappropriated and expanded the scope of expenditure in violation of regulations in accordance with the relevant provisions of the budget law and the regulations on penalties for financial violations, and order the relevant regions to carry out rectification at the same time, the financial department will study and improve the fund management system, increase the supervision and inspection and punishment for violations, ensure the safe and effective use of financial subsidy funds, and prevent the precipitation of fiscal stock funds in grass-roots finance and project units

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