Recently, the General Office of Sichuan Provincial People's Government issued the Management Measures for Power and Responsibility Listsof Sichuan Province, which has shed more light on how to prepare, adjust, publish, implement and supervise the power and responsibility lists of thedepartments that can execute power and seen to it that the administrative power is executed transparently and according to law.
As per the document, the general offices of the people's governments at all levels should work together with relevant departments to strengthen supervision on the implementation of the power and responsibility list mechanism to ensure that the administrative power is executed transparently and according to law; the people's governments at all levels should determine respective departmentsmanaging the power and responsibility lists to coordinate the construction of the power and responsibility list mechanism and spearhead the strategic preparation and dynamic adjustment of the power and responsibility lists; the judicial departments at all levels should take charge of reviewing the legitimacy of the power and responsibility items, and participate in the approval of the strategic preparation and dynamic adjustment of the power and responsibility lists; departments that can execute power should take charge of the preparation, publishing, and procedure-based adjustment of power and responsibility items on power and responsibility lists at respective levels, and take charge of the management, maintenance and update of respective power and responsibility items on the integrated government service platforms; government service departments at all levels should include all necessary application-specific administrative power items into the service scope for government service halls;departments in charge of managing the integrated government service platforms should take charge of the construction, management and update of relevant government service platforms, and guide departments that can execute power to allocate basic power and responsibility elements and operation procedures on the integrated government service platforms; all the places in the province should take into consideration departmental and functional setup and specific management work for power and responsibility lists to ensure clear assignment of responsibilities of relevant departments and complete the coordinated working mechanism for power and responsibility list management.
Moreover, as required by the document, a power and responsibility list should consist of administrative power items, basic elements, and corresponding responsibilities.Specifically, the administrative power items should be specified in the form of administrative power list, and be published. Departments that can execute power at all levels should follow the principle that powers and responsibilities correspond with each other and conform with relevant laws, regulations, rules of all departments of determining responsibilities, managing organizations and specific preparation and relevant administrative regulation documents. As a result, the corresponding responsibilities of each administrative power item which mainly include responsibility subjects, responsibility items, accountability basis, accountability situations and exemption situations, and supervision forms can be sorted out, made clear and defined.
The general offices of the people's governments at all levels should work together with organizations in charge of managing power and responsibility lists, judicial departments and other departments (organizations) to enhance dynamic adjustment of the power and responsibility lists and strengthen supervision on their implementation, and include the dynamic adjustment work into the examined content for the performance goal of administration based on rule of law. In the meanwhile, the departments that can execute power should strengthen the management of power and responsibility lists, develop and complete the accountability mechanism, carry out supervision on respective work related to the implementation of power and responsibility lists throughout the process, and guide and supervise the work related to power and responsibility lists of subordinate departments.