BAGHDAD / Wael grace
[ltr] Ministry of Finance data showed a decline in Iraq own expenses by about 400 billion dinars during the month of austerity measures that the government began to apply in the second trimester of last August. The data indicated, quoting the Parliamentary Finance Committee that Iraq has spent most of the oil revenues, during the past eight months, the employees' salaries and the remainder of which does not exceed 5 trillion dinars out of about 33 trillion dinars entered the state treasury. The parliamentary committee is expected not exceed non-oil revenues 3 trillion dinars this year, because of tax evasion and not obtaining fees. However, the Commission is counting regain the state treasury $ 300 million a year, after the adoption of the "ladder new salary", which the Cabinet is working on his writing, which would reduce the expenses of the special positions and the differences between the salaries of employees. And exempted the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi 123 Wednesday, Deputy Minister and Director-General of the implementation of the package of reforms initiated by the exit after demonstrations denouncing corruption and demanding accountability for the corrupt. It was the religious authority warned last month that failure to move the government in the implementation of "real reforms" fight corruption expose the country to the risk of partition. The government has approved the four-week package of reforms to fight corruption before and improve the level of public services. Parliament voted on this package, two days later, he said, adding the parliamentary package "complementary" to government reforms, and seized some of their content within the framework of "the Constitution and the law."[/ltr]
MP says Hossam punitive, a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, (range), "The data we have obtained from the Ministry of Finance about the size of spending is not clear."
He added that the punitive "Iraq spent, in the month of June, 0.3 trillion and 700 billion dinars staff salaries, while decreasing the amount in July and August to 3 trillion and 300 billion dinars, a difference of 400 billion dinars." Few know member of the committee, who says that he "spent three days in the ministry to get that little information", as if it were measures "Abadi" austerity behind the decline in expenses, or for other reasons, especially since the decline also appeared month of rationalization measures launched in August before. Punitive and likely in the case make it clear that "austerity" behind the decline in expenses, that "have been changed in some expenses that give out salaries normal", as the item what is known as the "compensation of employees" includes staff salaries, which take 93% and the remainder other amounts as wages and bonuses .
And reveals punitive a deputy from the current Liberal, according to data from the Ministry of Finance, said that "oil revenues" earned since January until the end of last August is 32 trillion and 935 billion dinars, while the government spent for the salaries of the staff during the same period 27 trillion and 834 billion dinars.
On the other hand did not expect punitive lot of money to be gained from "non-oil revenue," attributing it to "tax evasion and failure to pay a lot of dues to the government", and cited the example of telecommunications companies, which say the government is still waiting to be paid a lot of dues, as well as fees recently imposed on the sale of "Scratch Card".[/ltr]
[ltr] Abadi will not return to parliament!
To confirm that the punitive "The Prime Minister's first new salary ladder mode after identifying and retired presidencies and the salaries of deputies," pointing out that "al-Abadi will be no need to return to Parliament to amend the salaries of officials because he holds a delegation of the House of Representatives."
He says a member of the Finance Committee that "the blessings of the new salary eliminates previous resolutions and laws and would expose him to the House of Representatives."
He revealed that a member of the Liberal bloc "retired President of the Republic was of 60 million dinars, while his deputies receive 50 million dinars each, given higher nominal salary and allowances now down significantly."
Abadi decided last week to reduce salaries and pensions for the three presidencies, ministers and rank shall be fixed, agents, consultants and general managers. The resolution also to cancel all decisions on salaries and pensions for the three presidencies and the Ministers, agents and general managers, to apply to them the general laws of the state employees without exception. The resolution said that the new salary due him for continuing the service from the owners of positions and grades depends.[/ltr]
[ltr]The pros the "new peace"
In the meantime, expect the Attorney Masood Haider said "bring him new salary law about $ 300 million annually Kawaid to the state treasury," adding that "the new measure is important because it ensures justice and equal salaries" in return for Erie Haider, a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, said that "reforms Abadi is just sufficient to whether administrative measures. "
Kurdish MP advised the prime minister to "take a more serious decisions affect the lives of the average citizen and can feel the difference," denying that the measures Abadi have positively affected the lives of people. Kurdish lawmaker stresses "the need to be accompanied by measures Abadi laws," warning "do any prime minister to cancel all subsequent decisions to restore the status quo to zero stage". The number of deputies relied too much on that the adoption of the "ladder salaries" will bring to the new budget a lot of money and reduces administrative rush to sensitive sites.[/ltr]
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