Published On: Wed, Apr 20th, 2016

Over 9000 govt officials reprimanded in anti-graft drive in China

Beijing: As many as 9,361 government officials in China have been reprimanded for violating austerity rules in the first three months this year, the ruling Communist party’s top anti-graft body has said.

Thousands of officials were punished in the anti- corruption campaign launched three years ago by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Thousands of officials were punished in the anti- corruption campaign launched three years ago by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Those punished, including four ministerial-level officials, were involved in 8,788 cases, the Communist Party of China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a report posted on its website yesterday.

In March alone, 2,701 officials were reprimanded in 2,672 cases, the report said.

It said about one fourth of the cases involved illicit allowances and benefits.

Other prominent problems include unwarranted use of public vehicles as well as offering and accepting gifts and cash in violation of regulations.

Thousands of officials were punished in the anti- corruption campaign launched three years ago by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

PTI

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