Mr. Dashdavaa, Director General of the IAAC, met with the newly appointed Chairman and members of the Public Council on September 9, 2021, at the Public Center.
By the decree of the President of Mongolia, 15 members have been appointed to the non-staff Public Council under the Anti-Corruption Agency.
They exchanged views on opportunities and ways to build public participation and oversight in the fight against corruption.
The Criminal Code of Mongolia provides, depending on the type and form of corruption crime, for deprivation of the right to be appointed to public office for up to 8 years (additional penalty), a fine of 2.7 million to 400 million tugriks, deprivation of the right to travel for 6 months to 5 years, and imprisonment for 6 months to 12 years.
The cabinet convened irregularly on July 16 and established a working group responsible for stopping corruption, cutting red tape, and improving the Corruption perceptions index. At the meeting, Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs Kh. Nyambaatar was charged with approving and implementing a plan with intensives measures.
A working group chaired by Mr. Nyambaatar, Minister of Justice and Home Affairs, to improve the Corruption Perceptions Index analyzes complaints received through Government Public Relations Center Hotline and presents the results to the weekly Cabinet meetings.
SOME CIVIL SERVANTS ARE LABELED AS "HIS/HER PAWN"
Mr. Zandanshatar, Chairman of the Parliament:
- Citizens are criticizing the bureaucracy, corruption, and unethical behavior of the civil servants in middle- and lower-level. Therefore, there is an urgent need to legalize the ethics of civil servants in Mongolia. This issue was also seriously discussed during the constitutional amendment. In 2018, while working at the Cabinet Secretariat, I established a working group on the draft Law on Ethics and Discipline of Civil Servants and the draft Law on Selection of Civil Servants.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs Mr. Baasandorj gave a brief interview regarding the Law on Public Information.
Current Law on Information Transparency and the Right to Access Information is being revised into the Law on Public Information. Let's start the conversation with the reason behind the revision.