Up to now, the police of Ho Chi Minh City and a number of provinces in the country have prosecuted the accused and detained nearly 300 people related to violations in the field of registration. These people were prosecuted for the following crimes: “Bribery brokering”; “Give bribes”; “Bribery”; “Forgery at work”; “Production, sale, exchange or donation of tools, equipment, software for illegal use”.
This is considered the most serious violation ever in the field of registration to be exposed, when two generations of directors were prosecuted.
The police agency has just inspected more branches and registration centers across the country, showing that the investigation is still underway to definitively handle the root of the violation.
During the police investigation of Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces about registration centers, many places were closed or “made up excuses” to stop operating, leading to the registration of motor vehicles in some locations. traffic jams, difficulties. Faced with this situation, the Ministry of Transport and relevant functional sectors have resolved, requested and allowed those registration centers to operate again.
A representative of the Criminal Police Department – Ho Chi Minh City Police, affirmed: “The re-operation of registration centers does not affect the investigation process. Because before that, the police agency had completed the collection of evidence and documents and clarified the role of each person involved.”
Ho Chi Minh City police have clarified that employees and registrars at the centers receive money from car owners, thereby ignoring violations by tricks such as ignoring violations when checking manually. ; leasing standard spare parts for temporary replacement when inspecting vehicles; using software to interfere with the registration system to change emission testing parameters…
At some centers, they also use the “trick” of using ordinary staff in uniforms of the registrar to operate the motor vehicle inspection line, even forging the signature of the inspector to sign the inspection file.
In addition, in Ben Tre, the police discovered and clarified that two employees of the 71-02D Registration Center collaborated with outsiders to write software to illegally interfere in the database and edit inspection parameters. motor vehicle. They have been sold to a number of registration centers, including the Center for Registration of 71-02D, for illegal use.
How to give and receive bribes in the registry industry?
Minister of Public Security To Lam, when talking about violations in the field of registration, emphasized that this is a case of embezzlement and collective corruption, which is systematic on a very wide scale. Because each vehicle does not meet the standards, how much room level will be, how will the department be divided. From this case, how to manage the registration also needs to be set.
During the investigation process, up to now, the Ho Chi Minh City Police and some provinces have clarified about the giving and receiving of bribes occurring in the registry industry.
Specifically, at the registration centers, the “triggers” hook up with the common vehicle owners to pay money to the employees and the registrar to intentionally ignore the violations. Most of the money received is kept for the directors of the registration centers, the rest is to be divided among the staff, the registrar and the operating fund.
Therefore, forming an “implicit law”, vehicle owners who bring their cars to the registry are deliberately “forgotten” of money in a fixed position on the vehicle for the staff and the registrar to receive.
In addition, at the management level, the officers of the departments and the Director of the Vietnam Register have received bribes on a regular basis as salary and over a long period of time.
According to Colonel Tran Van Hieu – Head of the Criminal Police Department (Ho Chi Minh City Police), as the head of the agency managing the registration activities, Mr. Tran Ky Hinh (Director of the Registry Department for the April period in April). /2014 to 8/2021) and later Mr. Tran Viet Ha (Director of the Department from August 2021 to present) received bribes amounting to hundreds of millions of dong to sign and approve the registration number and certificate of eligibility. operating conditions, even though it is clear that these registration centers are not qualified as prescribed.
These men monthly and quarterly receive bribes from the directors of the registration centers, sometimes directly or through intermediaries who are subordinates. For example, Mr. Tran Ky Hinh, when he was the head of the department, received money from the registration centers throughout the provinces through Mr. Tran Anh Quan (acting head of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Department).
In addition, the registration centers must also share monthly and quarterly expenses for leaders and employees of departments, the most of which is the Department of Motor Vehicle Inspection.
Recently, at a conference to review traffic order and safety, Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Thang frankly acknowledged the negatives in the registration industry.
He said that the main reason leading to the negative was promoting decentralization and decentralization of powers to the local Departments of Transport but did not accompany the supervision and inspection. The proliferation of registration centers and the establishment of registration centers indiscriminately led to the fact that some centers did not have enough revenue to cover costs, leading to negative consequences.
The Minister of Transport suggested that the Provincial People’s Committees, the local Departments of Transport coordinate with the Ministry and the Registry to clearly analyze the cause, thereby proposing solutions to close the gap.