Chancellor Saleh: salary and social welfare allocations amount to ٢٧% of the total budget
The economic adviser to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Mohammed Saleh, confirmed on Thursday that the allocations of salaries and social welfare amount to ٢٧% of the total budget. Saleh told the earth news agency that
“the fact that the current salary scale for employees of the Republic of Iraq has become an old ladder in terms of proportions, dimensions, composition and difference between ministries and one ministry has become distorted and it has been 16 years in the face of major changes in the country. He added that
“the time has come for structural reforms of the salary scale, especially to address the low salaries today, and it is not right that the lowest salary in the government job touches social welfare if work is valued!
Therefore, there is a pause in the government curriculum under the auspices of the prime minister to address the problem of low salaries and fairness for people with limited income,” stressing that
“the budget ٢٠٢٣ will address this issue radically”.
“Let's not forget that the expenditure of salary allocations in the federal budget alone constitutes ٢٠% of the total, and if other allocations are added, pensions and Social Welfare will be ٢٧% of GDP,” said Chancellor Saleh.