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What does “having vested interests in civil servants’ official duties” mean in the Guidelines? Could you please give some examples?

What does “having vested interests in civil servants’ official duties” mean in the Guidelines? Could you please give some examples?

    1. “Having vested interests in civil servants’ official duties”: This indicates individuals, legal persons, groups and others who are in one of the following circumstances when involved with an agency or its subordinate unit(s):
  1. having business dealings with the agency, carrying out projects under the agency’s supervision or being subsidized by the agency;
  2. seeking to gain, or having gained, a contractual relationship with the agency in connection with executing projects, supplying goods or providing services; or
  3. being likely to benefit from or be adversely affected by the agency’s business decisions and by the implementation or non-implementation of such decisions.

 

    1. Examples:
  1. Business dealings: A person or legal person who acts as representative, assistant, or mediator for a designated industry or group in dealing with a government agency. This includes, for example, the representative of a business in the karaoke, hairstyling, spa, dance hall, bar or special coffee/tea house sectors entering into a relationship with the law enforcement, legal or prosecutorial body or court; a land registrar (solicitor) with a public land management or land registration organization; an accountant or a bookkeeping agent with a tax agency; an architect or builder with a building oversight agency; a customs broker with a customs agency; an investigator with an oversight agency; or a fire prevention administrator or firefighter with the firefighting agency.
  2. Supervision: This includes, for example, top-level agencies and their subordinate units; high-ranking officials and their subordinates; city and county councilors and city and county governments; legislators and executive agencies; the Financial Supervisory Commission and financial institutions; the Ministry of Economic Affairs and businesses; and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and transportation-related organizations.
  3. Subsidy: The Council for Cultural Affairs and the cultural groups it funds; the Ministry of the Interior and the public-welfare organizations it subsidizes; the National Youth Commission and the young-entrepreneur associations it supports; and the Government Information Office and the art groups it funds.
  4. Seeking to gain, or having gained, a contractual relationship with the agency in connection with executing projects, supplying goods or providing other services: This includes, for example, an agency that puts out a tender to contract for services or goods and a firm that is considering bidding for, has bid for, or has won the contract.
  5. Other contractual relationship: This includes, for example, those who sign rental contracts with government agencies.
  6. Those likely to benefit from or become adversely affected by the agency’s business decisions and the implementation or non- implementation of such decisions: This includes applicants whose applications are being processed by civil servants, and those that are being inspected by, have been reported for misdemeanor to, or are being considered to carry out duties by civil servants.

 

Release date:2022-03-22 Last updated:2022-11-15 Click times:372