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Notice of the Ministry of Finance on Issuing a Budget for the China Lottery Market in 2020

March 25, 2020 | Government

CHINA

Cai Cai [2020] No. 4

Provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities

Financial departments (bureaus): In order to support the prevention and control of epidemics, according to the “Lottery Management Regulations” and its detailed implementation rules, “Interim Measures for the Management of Lottery Market Regulation Funds”, “Special Central and Local Transfer Payment Management The “Measures” and other regulations are now notified of the related issues of the 2020 lottery market regulatory funds budget indicators and other related issues:

  1.  Combining factors such as lottery sales, the number of physical stores, the issuance of instant lottery tickets, and previous annual fund performance evaluations, etc. For the annual lottery market regulatory funds, please refer to the “2020 Lottery Market Regulatory Fund Budget Allocation Table” (Annex). The capital project code is Z165010000002, and it is included in the 2020 government revenue and expenditure classification subject “2290808 Lottery market regulation fund expenditure”.
  2. Your agency (bureau) shall allocate and use funds strictly in accordance with the “Interim Measures for the Management of Lottery Market Regulation Funds” and this Notice. Special funds for lottery market regulation and control are used to improve the capabilities of sales outlets, improve lottery business facilities, publicity of lottery public welfare images, that is, invoicing brand building and marketing. In order to ensure the safety of lottery sales outlets and personnel during epidemic prevention and control, and to maintain a good lottery sales order, provincial financial departments can combine the prevention and control of equipment or material distribution previously taken according to the actual situation of the province (autonomous region, municipality) and other epidemic prevention requirements. Management measures and overall arrangement of funds to support lottery agencies to equip sales outlets with epidemic prevention and control equipment and protective materials.
    Funds for lottery market regulation shall not be used to balance general public budgets or for other purposes. Those who fail to use the funds in accordance with the prescribed purposes, without authorization, withhold, appropriate, misappropriate or adjust the scope of use of funds, will deduct transfer payment funds in future years as appropriate.
  3. Your department (bureau) should consider the actual situation of the issuance, sales and management of lottery tickets in the province (region, city), and consider the revenue and expenditure of the sales agency’s business expenses as a whole, and notify the provincial lottery sales agency and other units as soon as possible to compile and report relevant project budgets; Within 30 days from the date of receipt of this notice, the relevant budget indicators will be reached to the financial department at or above the county level in the administrative region. At the same time, the issued documents will be reported to the Ministry of Finance for record and copied to the local supervision bureau of the Ministry of Finance.
  4. Your department (bureau) should further strengthen budget performance target management, do a good job of performance monitoring and performance evaluation, strengthen the application of evaluation results, and effectively increase financial funds in accordance with the requirements of the “Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Comprehensive Implementation of Budget Performance Management” Use benefits.

Attachment: Budget allocation of lottery market regulatory funds in 2020

SOURCE: Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China.