Familiaran: Gov’t vehicles strictly for office, dep’t heads use-A A +A
Saturday, September 7, 2013
THE City Council of Bacolod approved the resolution authored by Councilor El Cid Familiaran, City Council committee chairperson on government asset which sought the strict use of government vehicles by heads of offices departments.
Familiaran, in his resolution, stated section 361 of Government Accounting and Auditing Manual: “regulations on the use of government motor vehicles,” laid down the basic rules on the use of government vehicles.
The manual mandates that all government motor vehicles shall be used exclusively and strictly for official use only, and furthermore, among others, it also states. The councilor stressed “that in every case, the trip ticket authorizing the use of the vehicle shall be displayed on the windshield or in another conspicuous place on the vehicle.”
“The use of government vehicles on Sundays, legal holidays, out of regular office hours or outside the route of the officials or employees authorized to use them, or any other person other than such officials or employees, shall unless properly authorized, be prima facie evidence of violation of this Section in the administrative proceeding against the officials or employees responsible for such violation,” the resolution of Familiaran pointed out.
He added the use of government motor vehicles for private social functions such as receptions, balls, theatres, and for other personal purposes is absolutely prohibited. Likewise, the use thereof by the spouses, children, relatives, friends, etc. of the officials entitled thereto, even if they are in the company of said officials is strictly prohibited.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 07, 2013.