A proposed law in Parliament calls for the confiscation of gifts given to public officials and excludes symbolic gifts – Today 24

A proposed law presented by the Parliamentary Group for Justice and Development in the House of Representatives called for punishing “every person who proposed a gift and every person who accepted a gift with a fine equivalent to the value of the gift received if its value is less than 100 thousand dirhams, with a ruling to confiscate it for the benefit of the state.”
The persons subject to this penalty are defined as: every person obliged to compulsory declaration of property and every private person, whether appointed or elected on a permanent or temporary basis, who is entrusted with the powers of public authority or who works for the interests of the state or territorial communities, or public institutions or enterprises, whether that is With or without compensation.
In addition to “every person who has the status of a public employee or who is appointed by the judiciary to carry out judicial tasks, as well as associations, political parties, and legal persons contracting with the state in any way.”
He demanded that they refrain from accepting gifts for themselves or for those with whom they are related, which affect or are likely to affect their objective, fair and impartial performance of their professional duties.
While they were allowed to accept gifts from a public or private entity, provided that their estimated value does not exceed a level determined by a regulatory text.
In addition to accepting gifts presented to the Prime Minister and its members, the presidents and members of the two Houses of Parliament, and the heads and members of constitutional and diplomatic bodies on official occasions in accordance with current customs and considerations of courtesy.
The proposed law requires those concerned to “inform the public body to which they belong regarding every gift they receive and the donor.”
“The concerned public body was entrusted with registering the gift in a special register kept for this purpose.”

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