Provisional Special Ethnic Writing Publishing Fund Management Rules

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Notice Concerning Printing and Issuing the “Provisional Special Ethnic Writing Publishing Fund Management Rules”

All provincial, autonomous region, municipal and plan-listed city finance offices (bureaus), and press and publications bureaus:

In order to stimulate the development of ethnic writing publishing work, standardize and strengthen the management of the Special Ethnic Writing Publishing Fund, raise the security and effectiveness of the Fund’s use, we formulated the “Provisional Special Ethnic Writing Publishing Fund Management Rules”, there are hereby printed and issued to you, please comply with them and implement them. If there are questions during implementation, please reflect them to us timely so as to further perfect this work.

Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Press and Publications

12 October 2007

Provisional Special Ethnic Writing Publishing Fund Management Rules

Chapter I: General Provisions

Article 1: In order to standardize and strengthen the management of the Special Ethnic Writing Publishing Fund (hereafter simply named Fund), and raise the effectiveness of the Fund’s use, according to the relevant provisions of State finance legal systems, these Rules are formulated.

Article 2: The Special Fund is a fund established by the central financial administration, to be used to support ethnic regions’ ethic writing publishing undertaking development. The annual budget of the fund is decided on the basis of general ethnic writing publishing project planning, annual work planning, and the situation of State financial resources.

Article 3: The principles of uniform management, hierarchical responsibilities, rational arrangement, and special use for special funding are applied in management and use of the Special Fund

Article 4: Relevant State laws and regulations and financial regulatory systems are to be strictly implemented in the management and use of the Special Fund, and supervision and inspection by the financial administration, auditing, press and publications and other corresponding departments is to be accepted.

Chapter II: The expenses scope of the Special Fund

Article 5: The Special Fund main scope of expenses is;

(1) publishing programmes of ethnic language and writing publications (books, newspapers, periodicals, audiovisual products, electronic publications), including:

1, ethnic language and writing publication editing, producing and publishing;

2, ethnic language and writing translation;

3, ethnic language and writing distribution.

(2) ethnic writing press and publications work unit technology transformation and equipment renewal programmes, including:

1, ethnic writing book printing work units’ equipment renewal and technology reform;

2, ethnic language audiovisual product production and reproduction equipment renewal or transformation and technology transformation;

3, ethnic writing Party newspaper and Party periodical printing and transmission equipment renewal and transformation.

(3) Ethnic writing and publishing talent training programmes, including:

1, ethnic language and writing publishing, editing and production talent training;

2, ethnic language and writing translation talent training.

(4) “marching out” programmes of ethnic language and writing publications, copyright, etc,. including:

1, ethnic language and writing publications export;

2, ethnic language and writing copyright export.

(5) other programmes approved by the Ministry of Finance and the General Administration of Press and Publications.

Chapter III: The reporting and management of the Special Fund

Article 6: Provincial-level financial departments and press and publications departments are the reporting work units for the Special Fund. All local levels’ financial departments and press and publications department report gradually upwards, and after examination, verification and the collection by the provincial-level financial departments and press and publications departments, are jointly reported to the Ministry of Finance and the General Administration of Press and Publications annually on 31 March. All applications reported by skipping grades will not be accepted.

Article 7: The General Administration of Press and Publications organizes experts to conduct appraisal of the programme reporting materials of that year, to put forward preliminary opinions on programmes and subsidy values. After examination, verification and approval by the Ministry of Finance, the Special Fund will be transmitted to the provincial-level finance departments.

Provincial-level finance departments are to transfer the funding to the programme work unit within 30 working days of receiving the Special Fund subsidy notice. For those where national treasury concentrated expenses are implemented, it will be implemented according to regulations related to national treasury concentrated expenses.

Article 8: Programme work units shall conduct single accounting and management of the programme funding.

Article 9 Programme work units must strictly implement the programme and budget as approved by the Ministry of Finance, and may not adjust them of their own accord. Where during the implementation of the programme, adjustment is truly needed because of changes in the programme implementation environment or conditions, reporting and approval formalities must be implemented according to the reporting procedure.

Article 10: When the programme implementation is complete, provincial-level finance departments and press and publications departments must check the programme implementation situation, and report the checking results to the Ministry of Finance and the General Administration of Press and Publications.

Article 11: Programme work units shall bring Special Fund accounting into the annual accounting of that work unit, and explain it individually. The annual cash surplus of unfinished programmes shall be transferred for use in the following year according to regulations.

Article 12: Fixed assets shaped by the Special Fund shall be brought into the work unit’s fixed asset account for accounting and management purposes, according to regulations relating to State-owned asset management.

Article 13: Programmes brought into government procurement shall be implemented according to regulations related to government procurement.

Chapter IV: Supervision and inspection of the Special Fund

Article 14: Special Fund use supervision and inspection mechanisms and achievement appraisal systems are established and completed. The Ministry of finance implements accountability tracking system for the Special Fund, and organizes experts or entrusts financial supervision personnel attached to all localities financial offices, intermediary organs’ etc., to conduct spot checks of the programme achievement assessment situation at irregular intervals. Spot check results will act as an important assessment basis for the next ear’s Special Fund project establishment examination, approval and budgetary arrangement.

Article 14: Where one of the following circumstances is present, it shall be dealt with according to the concrete situation by temporarily ceasing approval of new programmes, ceasing fund allocation, or recalling subsidy funds, and the responsibility of relevant persons will be investigated according to the law:

(1) having obtained subsidies and funding by false reporting of basic conditions;

(2) changing subsidy programme content without authorization;

(3) withholding, diverting or infringing the Special Fund;

(4) creating loss or waste to State assets because of ill management;

(5) not having the conditions to implement the programme.

Chapter V: Supplementary provisions

Article 16: The responsibility for interpreting these Rules is with the Ministry of Finance and the General Administration of Press and Publications

Article 17: These Rules take effect on the day of promulgation.

 

财政部、新闻出版总署关于印发《民族文字出版专项资金管理暂行办法》的通知

财政部 新闻出版总署

财政部、新闻出版总署关于印发《民族文字出版专项资金管理暂行办法》的通知

2007年10月12日 财教[2007]258号

各省、自治区、直辖市、计划单列市财政厅(局)、新闻出版局:
为促进民族文字出版工作的开展,规范和加强民族文字出版专项资金的管理,提高资金使用的安全性和有效性,我们制定了《民族文字出版专项资金管理暂行办法》,现印发你们,请遵照执行。执行中如有问题,请及时向我们反映,以便进一步完善此项工作。
附件:民族文字出版专项资金管理暂行办法

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民族文字出版专项资金管理暂行办法

第一章 总 则

第一条 为了规范和加强民族文字出版专项资金(以下简称专项资金)的管理,提高资金使用效益,根据国家有关财政法律制度规定,制定本办法。
第二条 专项资金是中央财政设立的,用于扶持民族地区民族文字出版事业发展的资金。专项资金的年度预算根据民族文字出版工程总体规划、年度工作计划及国家财力情况核定。
第三条 专项资金的管理和使用实行统一管理、分级负责、合理安排、专款专用的原则。
第四条 专项资金的管理和使用要严格执行国家有关法律法规和财务规章制度,并接受财政、审计和新闻出版等相关部门的监督检查。

第二章 专项资金的开支范围

第五条 专项资金主要开支范围:
(一)民族语言文字出版物(图书、报纸、期刊、音像制品、电子出版物)出版项目,包括:
1.民族语言文字出版物编辑、制作、出版;
2.民族语言文字出版物编译;
3.民族语言文字出版物发行。
(二)民族文字新闻出版单位技术改造和设备更新项目,包括:
1.民族文字书刊印刷单位的设备更新和技术改造;
2.民族语言音像制品制作、复录设备更新和技术改造;
3.民族文字党报党刊印刷、传输设备更新改造。
(三)民族文字出版人才培养项目,包括:
1.民族语言文字出版编辑制作人才培养;
2.民族语言文字翻译人才培养。
(四)民族语言文字出版物、版权等“走出去”项目,包括:
1.民族语言文字出版物出口;
2.民族语言文字版权输出。
(五)其他经财政部、新闻出版总署批准的项目。

第三章 专项资金的申报与管理

第六条 省级财政部门和新闻出版行政部门是专项资金的申报单位。地方各级财政部门和新闻出版行政部门逐级向上申报,经省级财政部门和新闻出版行政部门审核汇总后,于每年3月31日前共同报财政部和新闻出版总署。凡越级上报的申请均不受理。
第七条 新闻出版总署组织专家对当年项目申报材料进行评审,提出项目和补助额度初步建议。财政部审核批准后,将专项资金下达给省级财政部门。
省级财政部门收到专项资金补助通知30个工作日内,将资金下达到项目单位。实行国库集中支付的,按照国库集中支付有关规定执行。
第八条 项目单位应对项目资金实行单独核算和管理。
第九条 项目单位必须严格按照财政部批复的项目及预算执行,不得自行调整。项目执行过程中,因项目实施环境和条件发生变化确须调整的,须按照申报程序履行报批手续。
第十条 项目实施完毕,省级财政部门和新闻出版行政部门须对项目执行情况进行验收,并将验收结果报财政部和新闻出版总署。
第十一条 项目单位应将专项资金决算纳入本单位年度决算,并单独加以说明。未完成项目的年度结余资金应当按照规定结转下年使用。
第十二条 专项资金形成的固定资产应按照国有资产管理的有关规定,纳入单位的固定资产账户进行核算与管理。
第十三条 纳入政府采购的项目应按照政府采购的有关规定执行。

第四章 专项资金的监督与检查

第十四条 建立健全专项资金使用的监督检查机制和绩效考评制度。财政部对专项资金实行追踪问效制度,不定期组织专家或委托财政部驻各地财政监察专员办事处、中介机构等,对专项资金项目绩效考评情况进行抽查。抽查结果将作为以后年度专项资金立项审批和预算安排的重要参考依据。
第十五条 有下列情形之一的,应当根据具体情况给予暂停核批新项目、停止拨款、收回补助资金的处理,并依法追究有关人员的责任:
(一)虚报基础条件而取得补助资金的;
(二)擅自变更补助项目内容的;
(三)截留、挪用和挤占专项资金的;
(四)因管理不善,给国家财产造成损失和浪费的;
(五)不具备项目实施条件的。

第五章 附 则

第十六条 本办法由财政部和新闻出版总署负责解释。
第十七条 本办法自发布之日起施行。

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