IAAC re­leases Oc­to­ber re­port

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The In­de­pen­dent Author­ity Against Cor­rup­tion (IAAC) held a press con­fer­ence about its Oc­to­ber’s re­port on Thurs­day...

The In­de­pen­dent Author­ity Against Cor­rup­tion (IAAC) held a press con­fer­ence about its Oc­to­ber’s re­port on Thurs­day. At the be­gin­ning of the press con­fer­ence, se­nior of­fi­cial of the IAAC and com­mis­sar T.Munkhtun­galag said that 863 newly-ap­pointed civil ser­vants de­clared their as­sets to the IAAC this month, and af­ter re­view­ing them pos­si­ble vi­o­la­tions re­lated to the newlyap­pointed ser­vants’ cor­rup­tion and con­flict of in­ter­est, the author­ity found that three can­di­dates of heads of Zavkhan, Bayankhon­gor and Dornogovi prov­inces’ vet­eri­nary de­part­ments are un­able to serve in th­ese gov­ern­ment po­si­tions as their as­set dec­la­ra­tions had vi­o­la­tions of the laws on anti-cor­rup­tion and con­flict of in­ter­est.

T.Munkhtun­galag noted that the author­ity pro­vided nearly 6,000 civil ser­vants with knowl­edge and in­for­ma­tion about the im­por­tance of pre­vent­ing cor­rup­tion through 75 dif­fer­ent work­shops from Jan­uary to Septem­ber.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the author­ity found that a state-owned uni­form tex­tile fac­tory con­ducted a ten­der of pro­cure­ment of new sewing ma­chines, but the fac­tory’s man­age­ment bought used sewing ma­chines from the fac­tory’s for­mer di­rec­tor’s pri­vate com­pany.

The author­ity re­viewed the 2017 spend­ing of gov­ern­ment re­serve funds for may­ors of prov­inces, dis­tricts and soums, and dis­cov­ered that may­ors are still im­prop­erly spend­ing state as­sets and bud­gets. For in­stance, the mayor of Chin­gel­tei Dis­trict spent 30.8 mil­lion MNT for awards, and 122.1 mil­lion MNT for per­for­mance of con­tracts be­tween the dis­trict’s khoroos’ med­i­cal clin­ics and the mayor’s of­fice, and 11 other events from his re­serve fund.

The IAAC un­cov­ered that the Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity spent 1.4 bil­lion MNT last year to pro­vide its em­ploy­ees with dis­counted apart­ments, but some of­fi­cials of the Min­istry of Roads and Tran­spor­ta­tion were pro­vided with dis­counts from the author­ity to buy apart­ments.

T.Munkhtun­galag stated that in re­sponse to com­plaints re­gard­ing cor­rup­tion and con­flict of in­ter­est from the pub­lic, the author­ity re­viewed 55 cases, and un­cov­ered sev­eral gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials had vi­o­lated the law.

For in­stance, an ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cial of Khen­tii Prov­ince’s Um­nudel­ger had or­ga­nized a ten­der process to cre­ate a blue­print for a con­struc­tion project by abus­ing his power, and an ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cial of Buyant-Ukhaa Sports Com­plex state-owned en­ter­prise sup­ported his or her as­so­ci­ated com­pany to win a ten­der con­ducted the en­ter­prise.

Through­out its in­ves­ti­ga­tion this month, the author­ity found that some gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials had taken bribes from in­di­vid­u­als.

The IAAC re­quested the Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice to sum­mon the ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cials as de­fen­dants in crim­i­nal cases, and de­liv­ered their re­quests to the court to re­view the bribery al­le­ga­tions.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the IAAC hold­ing a news con­fer­ence

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