Keeping an eye on new trends to rectify holiday sickness

  Insight into 152 typical cases of illegal collection and delivery of valuable special products and gifts

  Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision Commission website Xu Menglong

  A few days ago, the National Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection released a statistical table of mental problems that violated the eight central regulations in August 2020.

Statistics show that the issue of illegal collection and delivery of valuable specialty products and gifts still ranks first in the total number of hedonism and luxury issues, accounting for 28.1%.

Since the beginning of this year, such problems have always been a prominent manifestation of hedonism and luxury.

  According to statistics, as of September 27, the website of the State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection this year has reported and exposed 152 typical cases of illegal collection and delivery of valuable special products and gifts.

What are the characteristics of these cases?

What are the enlightenments for the next step to correct the "four winds"?

  Holidays, especially the Spring Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival, are prone to problems

  In terms of the timing of violations, important festivals such as the Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day are the "peaks" of the illegal collection and delivery of valuable products and gift money. A total of 77 cases occurred during the holidays, accounting for 50.7%. Among them, The most problems occurred during the Spring Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival.

This shows that the discipline inspection and supervision organs at all levels are focusing on important points to correct the "four winds" and are problem-oriented and targeted.

  In addition, the use of birthday banquets, children entering school, relatives hospitalization and other occasions to receive gifts and gifts is also common, accounting for 34.8%.

Moreover, the vast majority of illegal weddings and funerals are accompanied by illegal collection of gifts.

For example, Yang Jingcheng, director of the Emergency Management Office of Luohuang Town, Jiangjin District, Chongqing City, received 93,000 yuan in gift money from 19 management service objects in violation of the regulations in handling family funerals.

During the period of business approval, project bidding, inspection and appraisal, there are also people waiting for opportunities.

Liu Shichun, party branch secretary of the Preschool Education Workstation of the Education Bureau of Xinzhou District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, received the gift money for participating kindergartens in violation of the regulations during the evaluation and determination of the level of 15 kindergartens in the district.

  It is worth noting that 108 of the 152 cases had multiple gift-giving problems, some of which lasted for nearly ten years, even after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

For example, Feng Hongwu, Deputy Chief of the Market Supervision and Management Section of the Chang'an District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, from 2010 to 2018 before the Spring Festival in the calendar year, nine times received a total of 66,000 yuan as gifts from management service objects.

  It can be seen that the "four winds" problem is stubborn and repetitive, and the task of preventing a rebound is still arduous and onerous. It is necessary to pay attention to the outstanding problems such as receiving and giving gifts and gifts in violation of regulations.

  Most of the gift money is given by management and service targets, and more than half of the problems with the first-hand receiving gifts

  The Regulations on Disciplinary Actions of the Communist Party of China clearly stipulates that party members and cadres shall not accept gifts, gift money, consumer cards, securities, equity, and other financial products that may affect the fair execution of official duties, and shall not accept other properties that are obviously beyond normal courtesy.

  "May affect the fair execution of official duties" mainly refers to the fact that it is related to the execution of official duties and conflicts with the fair execution of official duties, including gifts from management and service targets, as well as gifts from subordinate units and individuals within the scope of the supervisor, as well as their work Gifts from foreign businessmen and private business owners within the scope of business, as well as gifts from other entities related to administrative authority.

Among 152 cases, 97 cases were sent to management and service targets, accounting for 63.8%.

  From the perspective of the recipients, more than half of the public officials who were dealt with belonged to the top leaders of the place, unit or department.

For example, Li Guangli, secretary of the Party branch of Gongwang Community, Yuan Mulan Town, Xindu District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, repeatedly illegally accepted banquets from service objects and accepted shopping cards. Members of the "Two Committees" of Gongwang Community between 2008 and 2019, Each year, it accepts banquets and shopping cards from enterprises in the jurisdiction. A total of 44 people (times) are accepted for banquets, and the total value of shopping cards received is RMB 27,000.

  The key to fulfilling the political responsibility of governing the party lies in the party committee, and the key is in the first place.

The secretary of the party committee (party group) should lead a good team as above, lead a good team, form a demonstration effect, and create a clean and upright political ecology.

  At the same time, cadres with the authority to approve can easily become targets of hunting.

A survey conducted by the Heilongjiang Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision of Party Work Style and Political Work Style showed that some village cadres and cadres of window service units used the opportunity to ask for favors and gain benefits in the process of serving the masses. They are all important subjects in illegal collection and gift payment.

From famous cigarettes and wines to electronic red envelopes, the form of delivery is becoming increasingly concealed

  In terms of gift types, there are not only daily necessities such as rice noodles, tea oil, moon cake dumplings, etc., but also valuable specialty products and special resources such as famous tobacco, wine, jade, calligraphy and painting.

  In 2019, there were 1,872 cases of illegal collection and delivery of valuable and specialty gifts nationwide, accounting for 12.5% ​​of the total number of problems.

At the beginning of this year, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the State Supervision Commission renamed the Central Plains statistical item "Illegal Collection and Sending of Gifts Gifts" as "Illegal Collection and Sending of Valuable Specialties and Gifts", and refined it into "Illegal Collections and Sends". The two statistical sub-items of “Precious and Specialty Gifts” and “Illegal Collection and Giving of Gifts and Other Gifts” fully confirm the importance of promoting the use of precious and special products for personal gain.

  It is worth noting that, in order to avoid supervision, gifts and receptions have been changed and refurbished.

For example, receiving and sending gift cash through electronic red envelopes, electronic gift cards, delivery coupons, etc.; avoiding key nodes and receiving and sending gifts at staggered peaks; false expenses in the name of office supplies, etc., to collect fees and gifts; direct gifts through online shopping or express delivery .

The forms of delivery are also varied and increasingly concealed.

Some are given under the guise of "visiting relatives and friends", some are given under the pretext of "promoting local products", and some are given in the name of "labor remuneration"... The means are not "innovative".

  The external performance is ever-changing, and the essence of the problem is to seek benefits through "emotional investment".

Many leading cadres started from accepting tobacco, alcohol, tea, and small red envelopes tremblingly, to unscrupulously accepting valuable gifts and huge gifts, and finally slipped into the abyss of corruption.

For such "small favors", party members, cadres and public officials must pay great attention to them, strictly abide by the boundaries between public and private, and resolutely not accept what should not be accepted.

  The Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day are approaching. Disciplinary inspection and supervision agencies at all levels must maintain a high degree of vigilance, continue to strengthen supervision and inspection, and strictly prevent the occurrence of outstanding problems such as illegal gifts and gifts.