IAAC releases October report
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