Car use reform goes deeper
China’s government vehicleuse reform is shifting to the local government level, but more effort is needed to ensure it achieves its full potential, said officials.
Reform at the central government level was successful in 2014 and the next stage is expected to finish by the end of 2015, according to the timetable set by central authorities in July 2014.
Officials below ministerial level will no longer be provided with a car and a driver and public servants will now receive a “proper” allowance to cover their own choice of transportation.
The use of government vehicles for private purposes, once a common practice, has been labeled “corruption on wheels”, new measures aim to address this issue.