On May 12, Parliament’s Standing Committee on Justice held an Open Hearing ‘Analysis and responsibility on income declaration’. The Open Hearing was organized with the purpose to implement parliament’s authority to supervise, and publicly inform about implementation of Anti-Corruption Law and specifically about income declarations, and to amend the law if required.
At the Open Hearing, explanations were heard from over 10 officials who did not provide their declarations for 2006-2008 on time and/or inaccurately declared their incomes, and authorized officials who did not take legal action over State servants who made such contradictions.
J. Batsaikhan, Anti-Corruption Agency’s Supervision and Monitoring Department head reported that 37 officials did not declare income in 2009, 64 were delinquent, and 42 were found to have wrongly declared their income. In 2010, a total of 54,604 officials or 99.08 percent of which had to make income declarations, provided the declarations and 21 were found to have made wrong declarations.
Present at the Open Hearing, there were representatives from the US Embassy in Mongolia, Asia Foundation, some civil societies and NGOs, and some individuals as observers along with three TV’s live broadcasting. It was parliament’s second Open Hearing following the one held in December, 2009 about how human rights were violated during the July 1, 2008 riot.