Leaders to be audited before leaving posts
Updated: 2005-10-10 16:15
All department leaders below
county level will be audited before they leave their posts in Guangdong Province
beginning 2006, a provincial auditing meeting was told Saturday.
The province's auditing department will audit major leaders at the county
level once during their tenure by the end of 2006, according to a decision on
anti-graft made by the provincial committee of the CPC. Awareness, the building
of a set of rules and supervision should be equally stressed while punishing and
preventing corruption, the decision says.
In 2007, the auditing department will audit major Party and government
leaders at various levels during their tenure. Leaders of State-owned
enterprises will be audited before they leave their posts.
Audits on city-level leaders will be conducted regularly. All the auditing
results will be announced in public.
Leaders of departments that see large cash flow, that distribute financial
resources or leaders who are going to be promoted will be the focus of audit.
Leaders of departments that have had frequent complaints lodged against them
by the public or leaders of key State-owned companies will also become auditing
The audit will see whether Party leaders are following national policies in
making important economic and social development decisions, whether government
leaders have flaws in the management of fiscal budget and facilities
construction, and whether department leaders have erred in using government
funds and separating management in income and expenditure.
For leaders of State-owned enterprises, the audit will focus on whether the
companiesí» financial reports are genuine and whether they have flaws in making
operation and investment decisions.
The audit department audited 10,772 leaders during their tenure from 2000 to
A total of 35.3 billion yuan (US$4.4 billion) was found having been illegally
used, 61.2 billion yuan was found having been mismanaged, and 4.7 billion yuan
was found having been wasted during the audit.
Among those amounts, relevant department leaders were found to be responsible
for 2.32 billion yuan illegally used, 2.09 billion yuan mismanaged and 480
million yuan that have been wasted.
A total of 231 leaders have been taken to court, and another 747 cadres have
been promoted, 71 demoted, 36 dismissed, and 105 disciplined after the audit.
Seven provincial departments attended the meeting in Guangzhou on Saturday,
including the disciplinary committee of the CPC, the management committee of
State-owned assets and the departments of organizing, supervision, personnel,
audit and fiscal.