Officials among those punished for bureaucratic blunders

Six local officials of district and town government departments as well as some others have been warned and punished in three cases.

Six local officials of district and town government departments as well as some others have been warned and punished in three cases, Shanghai’s supervisory commission and Party discipline inspection commission announced.

Their deeds included doing nothing in response to public complaints, being derelict of duty and making a false statement.

Shi Bin, deputy head of Chongming District Environmental Protection Bureau and others were punished for their taking no efforts to solve the pollution and noise problems caused by a brick-and-tile factory in Xinhe Town.

Since 2016, the district's environmental inspection group received residents’ complaints several times about the factory’s dust emissions and noise pollution. However, the authorities didn’t take any action until the problems were released by local media in April last year.

Zhu Xing, former Party secretary of Minzhu Village in Qingpu District, also received a warning after he lied about a company’s condition.

The transport company was written into a list of companies ordered to shut down by the city’s environmental bureau in December 2016. However, in April 2017, Zhu concealed that the company was still running and said the rectifications were all completed in his report.

His lie was detected during a check given by a team of the city environmental bureau in December 2017.

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