Organizational And Functional Provisions

Notice of the General Office of Shanghai Municipal People's Government on Issuing the Provisions on the Main Functions, Internal Organs and Staffing of Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau

 

All district/county governments, all commissions, offices and bureaus of the Municipal Government,
  

The Provisions on the Main Functions, Internal Organs and Staffing of Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau have been approved by the Municipal Government and are hereby printed and issued to you.

 

Shanghai Municipal People's Government                                   

March 6, 2009

 

Provisions on the Main Functions, Internal Organs and Staffing of Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau

 

Pursuant to the Circular of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council on Issuing the Provisions on the Organizational Reform of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau has been established as a department of the Municipal Government.


I. Functional adjustments

1. Reforming and updating the budget and taxation administration system. All non-tax revenues shall be brought under budget administration in well-planned steps; all departments shall play their due roles in compiling the budgets of the Municipal Government; expenditure standards shall be revamped; departmental budgets shall be made more detailed; and budget administration shall become more scientific and transparent. Tax revenues shall be put under strict management, and the operating mechanisms for tax revenue administration, especially in terms of decision making, implementation and supervision, shall be reformed in such a way that there shall be counter check and balance on the one hand and smooth coordination on the other.

2. Reforming the public finance system to support and promote equity in basic public services. The fiscal expenditure structure shall be optimized so that expenditure on improving the people's livelihood can be effectively guaranteed. The scope and standards of public fiscal input shall be reasonably defined and the focus shall rest on basic public services. General spendings shall be put under strict control with the aim of cutting administrative costs. 

3. Enhancing the role of taxation in adjusting financial distribution. The financial distribution policies between the municipal and district/county-level governments and between the government and business enterprises, and the incentive policies for the development of public welfare undertakings shall be reformed and updated in order to narrow down the gaps between regions and industries and finally promote social equity. 

4. Cancelling items subject to administrative licensing according to the announcements of the Municipal Government.

5. Cancelling or suspending administrative surcharges according to the announcements of the Municipal Government.