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Yan Wanping, director of Guizhou Provincial Department of Finance: striving to promote the implementation of active fiscal policy in Guizhou

Author: Yanwan Ping Source: China Financial and Economic News Published: 2019-03-22

In 2018, financial departments at all levels in Guizhou always adhered to goal-oriented and problem-oriented, strictly implemented the budget law, deepened the reform of fiscal and taxation systems, strengthened and improved budget management, gave full play to the role of fiscal functions, adhered to precise policy, and supported poverty alleviation. New achievements were made. New breakthroughs were made in adhering to the optimization of the structure to promote high-quality economic development; new efforts were made to protect and improve people's livelihood; new progress was made in adhering to both the symptoms and root causes; and debt risk management and control were achieved; Take a new step.

Although Guizhou's economy has shown a good trend of transformation and growth of traditional industries, accelerated growth of emerging industries, and accelerated conversion of old and new kinetic energy, the continuous improvement of the ecological environment, the continuous blowout of the tourism industry, and the continued increase in the attractiveness of foreign investment, Guizhou's key tasks in poverty alleviation It is still very heavy and the downward pressure on the economy is increasing. We must soberly see that the financial and economic operations are facing a new situation. In the coming period, fiscal operation will be anxious and worrying. Guizhou's fiscal economy will present six new characteristics: from the policy perspective, fiscal policy is changing from active to increased efficiency; from the fundamentals Seeing, the leading effect of economic growth will inevitably stimulate the follow-up effect of finances; from the perspective of fiscal strength, the average self-sufficiency rate of provincial finances has gradually increased from a gradual level to a steady transition; from the perspective of revenue and expenditure management, provincial finances are changing From the perspective of risk management and control, debt management is shifting towards compaction and borrowing to repay principal responsibility. From the perspective of nurturing the economy, financial support for the development of the real economy is shifting from individual combat to financial and financial linkage.

While grasping the benign situation of the "six transitions", we must also clearly recognize that there are still some problems and challenges in Guizhou's fiscal work: the inflection point of high fiscal revenue has emerged, and with the further advancement of tax and fee reduction policies, Contradictions in fiscal revenue and expenditure will become more prominent; some counties have high pressures on wages, insurance operations, and basic livelihood expenditures; in some areas, they are divorced from reality and there are problems such as exceeding their own financial commitments, which affect fiscal sustainability; and some localities violate regulations. In addition to raising debts in disguise; except for the 18 counties to be withdrawn in 2018, there are still 33 counties in the province that have not yet lifted their hats, and the task of financial protection to overcome poverty is extremely difficult, and so on. We must face the problem squarely and take effective measures to solve it.

In 2019, we will be guided by Xi Jinping's thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, comprehensively implement a proactive fiscal policy that enhances efficiency, accelerates the establishment of a modern fiscal system, comprehensively implements budget performance management, actively prevents and mitigates debt risks, and promotes Guizhou's economic sustainability. The healthy development and the stability of the society as a whole have laid a solid foundation for decisive battles to overcome poverty and achieve a well-off society. We have celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China with outstanding achievements.

We will further focus our efforts on major issues and continue to support the three major offensives. We will support the adjustment of the agricultural industrial structure in dam areas of more than 500 mu, support the implementation of the “1 + 7” follow-up support measures for ex-situ poverty alleviation and relocation, and continue to improve the infrastructure conditions in poor areas. Support the accurate implementation of the "three guarantees" policy for education and medical housing, coordinate funds to support poverty alleviation in deep poverty counties, and accelerate the construction of a dynamic monitoring system for poverty alleviation funds. Promote the implementation of the top ten sources of pollution treatment and urban sewage treatment to improve quality and efficiency, etc., implement the pilot project of ecological protection and restoration of landscapes, forests, lakes, and grasses in Wumeng Mountain, Guizhou, and establish and improve ecological compensation systems within and across provinces. We will solve the debt problem through development and reform, revitalize effective resources, do a good job in debt replacement, and continuously digest the existing debt. Make good use of the debt risk emergency fund pool, constantly explore new ways to convert debt, and effectively prevent and safely resolve hidden debt risks. Urge the municipal and county governments to effectively fulfill the main responsibility of borrowing and returning government debt, and strengthen local government debt limit management and budget management.

Further implement a proactive fiscal policy and continue to promote economic transformation and upgrading. Implement the policy of reducing taxes and fees to give enterprises and the people a real sense of gain. Innovate financial funding support methods, guide capital and resources to focus on strategic key areas, and support the use of new data technologies such as big data, mobile Internet, sensor networks, and supercomputing. We will implement policies such as incentives for investment in research and development, and reforms in the management of financial research projects, and guide the gathering of high-quality resources and services to SMEs. Make full use of various provincial-level special funds to support the development of private enterprises, and provide active support to "individual transfer enterprises", "enterprise transfer regulations", "regulation transfers", and "share transfers" enterprises. Standardize and promote PPP and government purchase services, improve the management and operation level of government investment funds, improve fiscal policy measures such as promoting private investment, support the development of "4321" policy guarantee business, and guide financial capital to better serve the real economy.

The role of finances should be further brought into play so that the people can get more benefits. Actively implement the policy of inclusive employment and entrepreneurship, support the implementation of “double innovation” activities, support large-scale vocational skills training, and continue to do a good job of paying government workers in arrears of wages owed to migrant workers. Consolidate the compulsory education funding guarantee mechanism, promote the development of pre-primary education inclusive quality improvement, implement a nutrition improvement plan for children in pre-school education in rural areas, support the implementation of the characteristics of ordinary high schools, improve the budget allocation system for colleges and universities and the financial support system for students with financial difficulties. The basic endowment insurance for enterprise employees has realized provincial unified revenue and expenditure, deepened the reform of basic medical insurance payment methods, raised the basic medical insurance financial subsidy and individual payment standards, appropriately raised the per capita subsidy standard for basic public health service funding, and improved public hospital investment policies. Improve the minimum guarantee standard formulation and adjustment methods, and accelerate the improvement of the preferential treatment and resettlement system.

Further implement the strategy of rural rejuvenation to ensure that poverty alleviation is developed in depth. Support the strengthening of farmland water conservancy construction such as high-standard farmland, efficient water-saving irrigation, support for new agricultural business entities, and steadily advance the establishment of modern agricultural industrial parks and industrial strong villages. Support the implementation of the improvement of the rural human settlement environment, improve the financial reward and compensation mechanism for rural public welfare undertakings, and continue to implement the "Four in the Farm? Beautiful Village" Xiaokang Village Action Plan. Support the development of village-level collective economy and continue to grow the village-level collective economy. Make good use of the Guizhou Green Industry Poverty Alleviation Investment Fund, support the development of green industries, enlarge and strengthen industries with distinctive advantages, and drive poor households out of poverty to become rich.

Further deepen the reform of the fiscal and taxation system and accelerate the establishment of a modern fiscal system. Steady progress was made in reforming the division of fiscal power and expenditure responsibilities in sub-sectors below the province. Improve the province's method of allocating rewards and supplementary funds for the urbanization of rural migrants. We will improve and improve the fiscal management system of tax-sharing systems below the provincial level, and streamline the distribution of revenue between governments below the provincial level. Increase the disclosure of budget and final accounts, expand the scope and content of disclosure, and increase the transparency of expenditure budgets and policies. Increase the proportion of provincial-level state capital operating budgets that are transferred to general public budgets. In accordance with the unified deployment of the central government, deepen the reform of value-added tax, advance the reform of the individual income tax system combining comprehensive and classification, and promote the reform of the local tax system. Aggregate the two full-scale data of non-tax revenue and fiscal bill charges, and promote the construction of an integrated electronic management system for fiscal electronic bills and non-tax revenue collection.

Further consolidate the financial management foundation to ensure sustainable financial development of cities and counties. Resolutely embrace the "three guarantees" bottom line, and gradually establish a monitoring mechanism for reviewing budget constraints, budget implementation constraints and supervision and accountability of "three guarantees" in financially difficult cities and counties. Continuously improve the system of provincial-to-provincial transfer payments, and strengthen the ability to guarantee the equalization of basic public services in all cities and counties. Effectively strengthen the management of temporary deposits. Except for the central treasury payment balance, all expenditures shall not be made on an accrual basis. Comprehensively clean up and digest the stock of temporary payments. Increase the vitality of the fiscal stock funds, recover the pooled stock funds to be fully receivable, and carry forward the continued use of funds to ensure that they are used up that year and strictly control the size of the stock funds at the end of the year.

Further strengthen the concept of budget performance and continuously improve the efficiency of financial management. Full implementation of budget performance management and implementation of performance evaluation results linked to budget arrangements and policy adjustments. Full implementation of zero-based budget management. Accelerate the coverage of all fiscal funds, especially the special fiscal account funds, and the reform of centralized payment of treasuries at all budget levels, especially development zones, parks and towns. We will steadily push forward the construction of a "data iron cage" system for dynamic monitoring of budget execution, and expand the monitoring scope of real account funds for special fiscal accounts and budget units. We will improve administrative measures for the management of state-owned assets of administrative institutions, and promote the centralized and unified supervision of the state-owned assets of party and government agencies and institutions. Strengthen law enforcement inspections, improve the centralized review mechanism after investigations, promote the establishment of accountability mechanisms and the use of inspection results, and promote financial management to improve quality and efficiency. (The writer is the party secretary and director of the Guizhou Provincial Department of Finance)

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