• Management Measures
  • Manaement Measures
  • Source: 2013-10-28
  • Management Measures on Making Public the Information of Public CulturalService Organizations of Jiangsu Province

    Chapter I General Provinces

    Article 1 To ensure citizens, legal entities and other organizationsobtain the information of public cultural service organizations legally andpromote the transparency of the public cultural services, the Measures areformulated pursuant to the Regulation of the People’s Republic of China on theDisclosure of Government Information.

    Article 2 The information hereof refers to information that is generatedduring the public cultural service organizations providing the public culturalservices, and recorded and kept in some special formats as well as otherinformation related to the public cultural services.

    The public cultural service organizations herein refer to variouslibraries, museums, memorials, cultural centers or galleries at all levelsfunded by the governments as well as other public cultural serviceorganizations closely related to the social and public interests.

    Article 3 The Department of Culture of Jiangsu Province is responsiblefor the coordination and instruction of all public cultural serviceorganizations within Jiangsu Province. The local cultural administrativedepartments take charge of promoting, directing, coordinating and supervisingthe information disclosure of public cultural service organizations withintheir own administrative jurisdictions.

    Article 4 The information of public cultural service organizations shallbe disclosed with the real content, under the disclosure regulations, in accordancewith the jurisdiction and procedure and on the principles of justice,impartiality and convenience. Where the public cultural service organizationsfind any false or incomplete information that is related to them and maydisturb the social management order, they shall issue the accurate informationin a timely way to clarify.

    Article 5 The public cultural service organizations shall set up andimprove the censorship system of information disclosure confidentiality. Beforerevealing the information, they shall censor the confidentiality of informationto be disclosed pursuant to the state’s laws and regulations.

    Article 6 The public cultural service organizations shall include thefunds for the information disclosure in the annual budgets in order to securethe sound development of related work.

    Chapter II Disclosure Scope and Content

    Article 7 The public cultural service organizations should actively disclosethe following information:

    (1) Names, functions, organization charts, leaders’ assignments,business addresses, business hours, contact ways, etc.;

    (2) Detailed services, work foundations, procedures, requirements, timelimits, results, time of disposal, contact ways, etc.;

    (3) Paid services, foundation of charge and standards of charge;

    (4) Work rules, codes of conduct, post responsibilities, servicestandards, service commitments, supervision methods, complaint channels, etc.;

    (5) Information that need be aware of widely by the public or isconcerned with interests of citizens, legal entities or other organizations;rectification or implementation progresses of important issues, hotspotproblems and suggestions and opinions set forth by the mass;

    (6) Information on tendering/bidding of infrastructure constructionprojects as well as procurement of equipment and materials;

    (7) Emergency plans, warning information and response of unexpectedpublic issues;

    (8) Other issues necessary to be disclosed pursuant to laws andregulations.

    Article 8 The following information shouldn’t be made public by thepublic cultural service organizations:

    (1) State secrets;

    (2) Business secrets or the information whose disclosure may lead to theexposure of business secrets;

    (3) Information protected under the intellectual property rights;

    (4) Information that may be used to confirm any person’s identity orcause the improper infringement of personal privacy;


    (5) Information not under the jurisdiction of public cultural serviceorganizations;

    (6) Information that is not allowed to disclose under laws or regulations.

     Chapter III Disclosure Methods and Procedures

    Article 9 The public cultural service organizations should establish andimprove their own information disclosure systems, designate the departments(hereinafter called the information disclosure departments) to reveal theinformation and make public the contact ways of the corresponding organizations.The information disclosure departments’ specific obligations are as follows:

    (1) Undertaking the information disclosure of their own organizationsand interpreting the information to the public;

    (2) Accepting and handling the information disclosure applications totheir own organizations;

    (3) Collection, maintenance and update the information of their ownorganizations;

    (4) Censoring the confidentiality of information to be disclosed bytheir own organizations;

    (5) Other obligations provided by laws and regulations.

    Article 10 When the public cultural service organizations activelydisclose the information, they should employ the channels known by the public.The organizations with the competence should actively reveal the information ontheir own websites and may adopt one or more following methods to disclosebased on the characteristics of information:

    (1) Information disclosure boards, bulletins, electronic displays, touchscreens;

    (2) Hotlines, information desks, complaint hotlines and supervisionstations;

    (3) Issuance of documents, materials, instructions, guides, servicebrochures;

    (4) Websites, newspapers, radio, TV and other media;

    (5) Seminars, hearings, consultative conferences, news presses, etc.;

    (6) Other methods known by the public.

    Article 11 The information within the scope of active disclosure shouldbe made public within 20 working days after the formation or amendment of theinformation by the public cultural service organizations. Where laws andregulations have other provisions on the disclosure, the provisions shallprevail.

    Article 12 Citizens, legal entities or other organizations may apply tothe public cultural service organizations for the information disclosure basedon their own requirements of production, living or scientific research via thecorrespondence, fax, email, etc.. The application for information disclosureshould include the applicant’s name, identity certificate, address, contactway, description and purpose of required information, etc..

    Article 13 After receiving the application, the public cultural serviceorganizations shall make the registration in time and give replies or provideinformation based on the following conditions:

    (1) Where the information applied for belongs to the scope ofdisclosure, the public cultural service organizations should inform theapplicant of the methods and ways to obtain the information;

    (2) Where the information applied for exceeds the scope of disclosure,the public cultural service organizations should explain the reasons for nondisclosureto the applicant;

    (3) Where the information is not owned by the public cultural serviceorganizations or doesn’t exist, the organizations should notify the applicantof the conditions; where the information’s owner may be identified, theorganizations should reveal the owner’s name or contact way to the applicant;

    (4) Where the content applied for is not clear, the public culturalorganizations should get the applicant to correct or supplement the applicationwithin a proper time limit; where the applicant fails to correct or supplementthe application within the time limit, the applicant is deemed to forgo theapplication.

    Chapter IV Supervision and Punishment

    Article 14 The local cultural administrative authorities shouldstrengthen the routine supervision on the information disclosure of publiccultural service organizations within the jurisdictions of the authorities,establish and improve the assessment systems of information disclosure ofpublic cultural service organizations and periodically inspect and review theinformation disclosure of public cultural service organizations.

    Article 15 Where any citizen, legal entity or other organizationconsiders that the public cultural service organizations fail to perform theirduties of information disclosure, he/she/it may complain or report to thecompetent authorities of public cultural service organizations. The authoritieswho receive the complaints should investigate and handle the complaints andnotify the complainant of the disposal results in writing.

    Article 16 The supervision offices of all local cultural administrativeauthorities take charge of supervising the implementation of the Measures.Where the public cultural service organizations violate the Measures, thesupervision offices or competent administrative authorities shall order them tomake corrections; where the violation is very serious, the responsible peopleof organizations should be held accountable.

    Chapter V Supplementary Provisions

    Article 17 When the public cultural service organizations disclose theinformation to their own employees, the organizations shall comply with therelevant provisions on the administrative information disclosure.

    Article 18 The Measures shall take effect as ofthe date