Implementation of Austerity Law reviewed

2022-08-31 16:09:28

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. During today’s regular meeting of the Cabinet, the implementation of the Austerity Law was reviewed.

Since the law entered into force in April 2022, about MNT 5.8 billion has been saved so far by dismissing 159 deputy directors, first deputy directors, and advisers in government organizations, restricting the officials below the level of the minister from using government fleet vehicles and from traveling in business class for business trips, and digitalizing some day-to-day operations.

In addition, MNT 4.4 billion was saved from dismissing 104 deputy directors and first deputy directors of state-owned enterprises, MNT 5.6 billion from redefining the organizational structure and functions of state-owned enterprises, MNT 26.2 billion from organizing meetings and trainings virtually, and reducing the expenses of other day-to-day operations, and MNT 43.1 billion from not financing projects and measures that are not directly related to the main activities of state-owned enterprises.

The Prime Minister instructed the relevant officials to further intensify the implementation of the law and set up a working group to monitor it.

Optimal scheme of financing necessary for reserving flour and meat to be developed

The relevant officials were instructed to intensify the implementation of the law to prevent the rise in price and shortage of key commodities caused by the international crisis and reduce their impact, and to develop an optimal financing scheme necessary to create reserves for the population's flour and meat needs in 2023, and to quickly organize its implementation.

Minister of Energy B.Choijilsuren and Head of the Authority for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection S.Munkhchuluun have been assigned to present to the next meeting of the Cabinet about the measures being taken to prevent artificial scarcity and price hikes in the supply of consumer goods and products.

Deputy Ministers and State Secretaries of some ministries appointed

At its meeting, the Cabinet also approved the appointments of Deputy Ministers and State Secretaries of some ministries.

Specifically, B.Bolor-Erdene was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Digital Development and Communications, J.Bat-Erdene – Deputy Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, and L.Khaltar – Deputy Minister of Road and Transport Development.

In addition, Ch.Zolbayar and N.Tavinbekh were appointed temporarily as the State Secretaries of the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications and the Ministry of Energy respectively.