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Important Achievements in 2016

1. Budgeting

  • (1)Plan and Compile the General Budget Proposal with Subordinate Agency Budget and Consolidated Tables of Taipei Municipal Government (TMG) for 2017 fiscal year (FY): Allocate budget with priority of policies to improve administrative construction and services of Taipei City Government (TCG). Also expect public and private sectors to keep on cooperating and developing Taipei City into a global leading international metropolis with urban prosperity for future generations. The FY2017 general budget proposal with subordinate agency budget and consolidated tables of TMG has been carefully compiled in accordance with the "Principles for Preparing Central and Local Government Budget", "Directions for Preparing Taipei Municipal Government General Budget" and "Directions for Preparing Subordinate Agency Budget of General Budget of Taipei Municipal Government".
    The FY2017 general budget proposal with subordinate agency budget and consolidated tables of TMG approved by Taipei City Council is summarized as follows:
    • a.The FY2017 General Budget of TMG
      The approved annual revenue and expenditure for FY2017 amount to NT$160.86 billion and NT$165.76 billion with a decrease of 1.60% and an increase of 1.69% for FY2016, respectively. The deficit of the annual revenue and expenditure is NT$4.90 billion and the debt repayment is NT$ 8.6 billion, which will be financed with NT$13.50 billion for the surplus of previous fiscal years.
    • b.The FY2017 Subordinate Agency Budget and Consolidated Tables of The General Budget of TMG
      The approved annual revenue and expenditure for the FY2017 amount to NT$237.77 billion and NT$226.69 billion with a decrease of 5.26% and an increase of 0.71% for FY2016, respectively. The surplus is NT$11.08 billion and indicates a decrease of 57.15% for FY2016.
  • (2)Plan and Compile FY2016 Supplementary Budget Proposal of TMG
    According to the subsidies for the central government's annual key plans, the FY2016 supplementary budget proposal of TMG has been carefully compiled and has been approved by Taipei City Council. The approved net annual revenue and expenditure for the FY2016 additionally amount to NT$2.73 billion and NT$2.70 billion, respectively. The surplus of the net additional revenue and expenditure, NT$0.03 billion, will decrease the use of surplus of previous fiscal years.
  • (3) Compile the associated special budget for Taipei Metropolitan Mass Rapid Transit System
    The associated special budget for Taipei Metropolitan Mass Rapid Transit System is compiled for the vision of constructing the world’s first-class metropolitan rapid transit system for the Taipei metropolitan area, for strengthening the performance of the overall MRT network, and for improving associated services and quality of life. Taipei City Council has approved it and made the resolution: "The relevant expenditure should be submitted to the Council annually.” The FY2017 special budget for the third term of the Xinzhuang Line, Luzhou Line and other 2 items have granted NT$10.05 billion in total.
  • (4)Compile the FY2015 disbursement table of TMG secondary reserve fund
    The budget of secondary reserve fund for FY2015 totals NT$0.95 billion. The amount approved by Taipei City Government for the requirements of associated agencies according to Article 96, 70 of the Budget Act is NT$ 0.64 billion.
  • (5)Win the champion in "FY2016 Evaluation for the Executing Performance of the General Grant subsidized by the Central Government to Municipalities and County (City) Governments."
    Due to the reorganization and promotion of New Taipei City, Taichung City, and Tainan City in 2010, "Regulations on subsidies from Central Government to the Municipalities and County (City) Governments" has been revised and thereon, municipalities may be subsidized with the general grant. According to “Directions for Evaluating the Annual Programs and Budget of Municipalities and County (City) Governments," the results of the program and budget evaluations will be the reference as to increasing or decreasing the general grant for Municipalities and County (City) Governments.
    The results of FY2016 evaluation in social welfare, education, infrastructure, and annual budget compilation & execution parts show that the TCG gets the highest score and will be awarded an additional amount of NT$86.57 million grant from the Central Government.
  • (6) In order to encourage the agencies of TCG to achieve good budget execution performance, the associated performance result will be quarterly reported for reviewing. Also, the Execution Statement of TMG General Budget is quarterly compiled and submitted to Taipei City Council for reference. At the end of the year, the budget execution performance will be assessed in accordance with the "Evaluation Directions for The Capital Expense Budget Execution Performance of Agencies of Taipei City Government."
  • (7) Compiled FY2015 General Financial Statement with Subordinate Agency Financial Statement and Consolidated Tables of TMG and submitted it to Taipei Municipality Audit Division (TMAD) for review on April 29, 2016. The reviewing results had been completed on July 27 of the same year. The FY2015 General Financial Statement of TMG consisted of NT$184.35 billion in revenue, and NT$154.19 billion in expenditure, showing a surplus of NT$30.16 billion. After paying NT$18.60 billion for debt, there was a surplus of NT$11.56 billion. The FY2015 Subordinate Agency Financial Statement and consolidated tables for TMG consisted of NT$240.78 billion in revenue and NT$226.29 billion in expenditure, showing a surplus of NT$14.49 billion.
2. Accounting
  • (1)Review the accounting reports of Taipei City Government's (TCG's) agencies. Also, compile the general accounting report in order to understand each agency's budget performance and submit it to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan (DGBAS) and TMAD for review.
  • (2)Continue to review each TCG subordinate agency's accounting system for producing the associated effect. As of the end of 2016, there were 30 accounting systems (such as the School Affair Development Fund for Taipei University, etc.) reviewed by DBAS.
  • (3)Continue to implement internal control and ensure financial orders. In order to reinforce the agencies' internal control, there were 6 agencies (such as the Taipei Public Library etc.) audited in 2016. And they will be notified of the associated result reports for improvement after the reviewing of the Taipei City Government Internal Control System Implementation Committee.
  • (4)Compiled FY2016 Semi-annual Balance Statement of TMG and submitted it to TMAD on August 31, 2016. The reviewing results had been completed and sent back to the TCG on September 23 of the same year.
3. Statistics
  • (1)Promote the Official Statistics for TCG agencies to provide decision-making information: From 2014 onward, implement the departments and district offices to make and carry out the annual statistical work plan. Also set the audit plan for statistical works of TCG and implement it with written reports and on sites. As of the end of 2016, there had been a total of 1,912 official statistic tables for TCG agencies. In addition, publish the "Statistical Weekly Report on Municipal Administration" with press releases on special subjects. Issue the following statistical publications: monthly-"Short Report on Important Statistics of Taipei City", "Important Statistical Indicators for Taipei City and The Five Municipalities" and "Important Statistical Indicators of Taipei City"; yearly-"Statistical Report of Taipei City Government", "Taipei City Statistical Yearbook", "Taipei City Statistical Abstract" in Chinese/English versions, and "General Report on Statistics of Taipei City Government". Maintain the "Taipei City Government Official Statistics Management System" and "Taipei City Statistical Information System" for improving the management of official statistical operations.
  • (2) Compile diverse indicators to publicize TCG policy performance and as references for agencies' administration, such as: "Important Statistic Indicators of Taipei City in Recent Years", "Taipei City Statistical Indicators by District", "Analysis of Statistical Indicators for Taipei City and International Cities", "Analysis of Statistical Indicators for Taipei City and National Cities", "Taipei City Urban Competitiveness Indicators", "Taipei City Gender Statistics", "Taipei City Gender Statistics and Figures" in Chinese/English versions", "Statistical Indicators on New Immigrants", "Global Urban Indicators for Taipei City", "Taipei City Elderly Statistics" and "Taipei City Statistical Indicators for Reviewing Expenditure Budget Estimate". Additionally, the definition and explanation of associated indicators are revised annually so as to have the use of the indicators more precise. Furthermore, Taipei City was the first domestic city participating the ISO 37120 Certification Program of the World Council on City Data (WCCD) by means of the Mayor’s signing the WCCD Certification and Registration Agreement on October 28, 2015 and having the honor to get an award of WCCD Platinum Certification on April 18, 2016. Publish the e-book of “ISO 37120 Indicators of Taipei City and International Cities” with comparative analysis for Taipei City and other cities achieving the WCCD certification referred to Taipei city government’s compiling sustainable development indicators.
  • (3)Enrich the " Taipei City Statistics Database Inquiry System " to provide real-time statistical information: For improving the statistical services, establish the "Taipei City Statistics Database Inquiry System". It contains important statistics, important statistical indicators, price statistics, and family income and expenditure statistics sub-databases. Monthly, annual, gender, administrative region, elderly and international urban statistics can be viewed by tables, downloaded as files, and particularly displayed with geographic maps through the diverse functions of this system to improve the efficiency and quality of using statistics. Also, Assist the promote TCG agencies to establish the associated statistical systems by using the PC-AXIS software family. So far has assisted the following departments completing the associated inquiry systems: Department of Education, Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Public Works Department , Police Department, Water Department and Department of Rapid Transit Systems.
  • (4)Conduct surveys on civil economic activities, such as family income and expenditure, and price indices in Taipei, to understand the changes of citizens' living standards and to measure the changes in the purchasing power of the legal tender for observing the price level. The associated reports are available on the DBAS website.
  • (5)Survey the associated prices as references for TMG budget compiling standards of common items.
  • (6)Assist the Central Government to execute the following statistical surveys and obtain the associated results for the reference of the government's relevant decision-making in 2016:
    • a. Monthly: the Manpower Survey, the Employees' Earnings Survey.
    • b. Biannually: the Motor Vehicle Freight Traffic Survey.
    • c. Yearly: the Service Operation and Investment Overview Survey, the Employee Turnover and Movement Survey, the Manpower Utilization Survey, the Economic Survey of the Construction Industry, the Survey on Earnings by Occupation.
    • d. Triennially: the Survey of Perceptions of Safety and Health in the Work Environment, the Women's Marriage, Fertility and Employment Survey.
    • e. Census: 2015 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery and Animal Husbandry Census, the second time Pilot survey of 2016 Industry and Service Census.

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  • Updated: 2017/3/6 17:19
  • Reviewed: 2017/10/31 11:41

  • Source: Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Taipei City Government