BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's top anti-graft body said they punished 5,101 officials for violating the Party's eight-point decision on improving official conduct in July.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the National Supervisory Commission released a statement on Tuesday that 5,178 cases were investigated nationwide in July.
Awarding an unauthorized allowance or bonus was the most common misdemeanor, followed by giving or accepting gifts and misuse of public vehicles.
By the end of July, there were 31,130 officials punished for breaching the guidelines and 30,855 cases investigated, according to the statement.
The CPC released the eight-point decision in 2012 to reduce undesirable work practices and maintain close ties with the masses.
The CCDI has a monthly reporting system on the implementation of the austerity rules within provincial-level governments, central Party and government agencies, centrally administered state-owned enterprises and central financial institutions.