From ancient times to the present, each regime has its own system for dealing with negligent officials. This system can effectively improve the efficiency of officials 'work and reduce the chances of officials' corruption. In ancient China, the system of punishment was commonly used to punish officials who were negligent or indecent. This system is usually used when officials make minor mistakes. China's punishment system originated from the Qin State during the Warring States Period, and developed into a punishment system in the Tang Dynasty, and it continued to be used and developed in later generations.
In ancient China, civil servants, as the main officials in charge of society, were very important in their existence. In order to allow the civil servants to perform their work better, the court also granted them certain economic treatment, given their special political power, and called them Lulu.
As for civil servants' misconduct in work or life, if the circumstances are not serious enough to be sentenced according to the law, punishment is generally imposed. The punished officials will be stopped for a period of time.
As the last feudal dynasty in China, the Manchu dynasty developed and perfected the punishment system and its implementation effect was relatively good. Therefore, today we take the Qing Dynasty civil servants as an example, and talk about the existence of the punishment system for thousands of years. Types of Punishment of Civil Officials in Qing Dynasty
The ancients also punished officials in accordance with certain regulations. The Qing Dynasty formulated a series of rules to regulate the behavior of officials. If the behavior exceeded the scope of the rules, they would be punished. The "Six Current Rules", "Six Rules", "Kingding Officials Disciplinary Rules", "Kingding Six Departments Disciplinary Rules", etc., are all regulations that can be used to regulate official behavior.
For officials who violated the rules, the Qing Dynasty also had corresponding classics that stipulated how to punish them. For example, the "Kingding Daqing Meeting Code" stipulates: "The third method of punishment: one is punishment, and the other is seven. The punishment that is due is based on the difference between year and month. March fine, June fine, September fine, one year fine, two fine penalty. "
Compared with demotion, imprisonment and beheading, punishment is a lighter means of punishing officials. Because of this, the range of punishment involved is extremely wide, and the number of officials under the punishment system is extremely large.