Local official sacked for buying luxury car

China Daily – An official of a sub-district office in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, was fired after he bought a luxury car with public funds, the Xi’an Evening News reported on Tuesday.

According to the investigation made by the local discipline watchdog, Zhu Puli, director and Party secretary of the city’s Wangsi sub-district office, bought an imported luxury SUV, which breached regulations about official cars.

The report said he was the first official punished for buying a luxury vehicle since the central and local governments stated late last year that officials should not buy luxury cars.

The city’s discipline watchdog said that officials who are found driving luxury cars will be punished.

[西安一街道办书记违纪购置进口车被撤职]

记者19日从西安市纪检部门获悉,该市沣东新城管委会副巡视员、王寺街道办党工委书记、主任祝普利,因顶风违纪购置和使用进口越野车,西安市纪委已做出撤销其党内外职务的处分决定。

  据了解,这是各级强调党政机关不得超标准配备公务用车之后,西安市处理的首例违规购用超标车辆的市管领导干部。

  根据举报,经西安市纪委查实,祝普利任沣东新城王寺街道办党工委书记、主任期间,在全国开展党政机关公务用车问题专项治理活动中,顶风违纪,违规超标准购置并固定使用进口越野车。

  依据有关规定,经西安市纪委研究并报中共西安市委批准,撤销祝普利沣东新城管委会副巡视员、王寺街道办党工委书记、主任等党内外职务。

  通报称,要求该市纪检监察机关加大对党政机关公务用车购置使用的监督检查力度,对顶风违纪的发现一起处理一起,绝不姑息。中新网西安3月19日电(记者 田进)