Law enforcement agents and tax collectors have been told to closely follow financial guidelines laid down by Beijing to stem corruption, it was reported yesterday.
The message was issued by chief graftbuster Wei Jianxing during a recent inspection tour in Jiangsu province, Xinhua said.
Police, prosecutors, judges and commercial officials who are in charge of collecting cash must keep separate accounts of their incomes and expenses, Mr Wei reportedly told cadres.
He reminded them they must 'achieve significant results' in cleaning up their accounts this year. Departments such as police and prosecution bureaus must take the lead.
Mr Wei, Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, said departments should stop setting quotas for their subordinates in collecting taxes and fines.
Officials who were found to have violated the rules would be dealt with severely, Mr Wei warned.
Although top leaders have repeatedly vowed to crack down on unauthorised fees and charges, officials - especially those in the security apparatus - have been resisting the calls and still manage their own 'incomes'.
Mr Wei said cadres must this year complete reviews on the use of communications equipment, such as mobile telephones, as part of the anti-corruption exercise.
Cadres have been criticised for squandering millions of yuan each year on phones, which often become unaccounted for after they are bought.
State media have reported cases in which cadres have given away taxpayer-funded mobile phones to relatives and friends.