Last year it was decided to merge the General Custom House with the General Taxation Authority and the National Statistical Office of Mongolia with the State Registration Office. Under the 2016 State Budget, the integration takes effect from 1st January 2016. According to the “2016 State Budget Law”, 100 Custom House staff and 150 Taxation Authority staff will be laid off.
There are reports that former Deputy Minister of Finance, S.Purev, may be appointed as the Director of the integrated office. Today, the Government session must discuss the appointment issue. Once this has been resolved, the job cuts are likely to start; staff who have made mistakes or behaved irresponsibly will be the first to go.