The text of the reforms approved by the Council of Ministers

By Roudao

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Roudao - Erbil

Iraqi Cabinet voted unanimously, during the special meeting held on Sunday, the first package of reforms presented by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The prime minister published a statement included all the points that have been voted on and which reads as follows:

After putting trust in God, and in response to calls sincere good for reference painted clear lines to activate the political and administrative reform, and respect for the will of our dear people in the completion of its claims legitimate, and with an emphasis on assigning armed and security forces and the popular crowd, and support the ministries and other parties to the war effort to achieve victory the expeditious to Daash gangs .

Based on the requirements of the public interest, and based on Article 78 of the Constitution and our face following the adoption of the reforms package:

First, the focus of administrative reform

1. comprehensive and immediate reduction in the number of protections for all state officials, including the three presidencies, ministers, MPs and special grades and general managers and governors and members of the provincial councils and their grades, and are converted surplus to defense and interior ministries by subordination to train them and prepare them for the national duties in defense of the homeland and the protection of citizens, and to continue Select other privileges for officials including the (Auto and housing) according to fair legal standards.

2. Cancel the posts of Vice President and the Prime Minister immediately.

3. removal of all senior positions of independent bodies, agents and Ministries and advisers and directors of two years of political and sectarian quotas, and holds the professional committee appointed by the Prime Minister and the selection of candidates in the light of the competence and integrity to take advantage of national and international experience in this area standards, and exempt from do not have the required conditions.

4. feminine ministries and agencies to increase efficiency in government work and reduce costs.

5. subdue other ministries and departments not associated with the Ministry to accountability through calendar programs designed for this purpose and holds the committee to evaluate the performance submit periodic reports to the Prime Minister.

6. Cancel sites advisers in the ministries Outsourcing advisors and determine the three presidencies five advisers for each president.

7. cancellation of the differences in salaries through reform of salaries and allowances system, and provide a new system during the month.

8. Cancel the special provisions for each presidencies bodies and state institutions and retirees, including instructions issued by the Prime Minister to take into account the justice and professional competence.

9. Authorize the Prime Minister the power to dismiss governors or heads of local councils and their members in the event of a malfunction in the performance or violation of applicable laws or corruption cases.

Second, the focus of financial reform

1. repair expenses and revenue structure of the state through:

a. Tackle tax evasion both in terms of income tax and broadening the tax base that the system is covered under the facilitator deal positively with him, and the development of the system on the grounds minute to prevent corruption and reduce the burden on self-employed.

B. The application of customs tariff fair at all border crossing points, including the Kurdistan region and ports; and the use of international companies discreet in this area to prevent corruption and promote national product; and preventing the dumping of the Iraqi market.

2. reduce the upper limit for pensions for officials and the drafting of a progress during the week dealing with the wrong decisions taken previously.

Third, the focus of economic reform

1. holds crisis cell to take appropriate decisions to activate the movement of investment and stimulate the private sector through;
a. Activate loans to stimulate the economy in the country, and operation of the unemployed, both endorsed by the cell in respect of loans scheduled for the industrial sector and the agricultural sector and the housing sector amounting to 5 trillion dinars, and in respect of loans to support small projects amounting trillion dinars. And the committee in charge of the development of mechanisms to submit its recommendations before the end of this week.

B. To work on activating the cabinet's decision and the crisis cell to pay dues payable to the private sector companies, and the announcement of this; in an equitable manner to facilitate their work and create new jobs.

C. The completion of payment term program prepared by the Ministry in charge of Planning in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance during the week, and submit it to the cell crisis for approval, in order to provide services to citizens.

2. Cancel all the exceptions of the Implementing Regulations of government contracts excluding armament contracts in the Department of Defense is currently, and to authorize the President of the Council of Ministers to grant emergency exceptions.

3. activation strategies discreet work prepared by State institutions, including in particular what has been achieved in cooperation with international organizations.

Fourth, the focus of services

1. exit package measures to resolve the problems in the areas of electricity; production, transmission and distribution, and collection and to be completed within two weeks.

2. the adoption of effective community-based control program to detect decline or failure in the delivery of services in order to negligent accounting, requires the collection of activating the work of providing services efficiently, whether at the level of ministries, or local governments.

Fifth: the focus of the fight against corruption

1. activating the role of Anti-Corruption Council, and takes his presidency, Mr. Prime Minister, and the launch of a campaign (Where did you get this) along with the other functions of the Council, and in cooperation with the judiciary.

2. Activate the role of the regulatory institutions and the disclosure of spoilers and establish criteria for evaluating the performance of regulatory institutions and requires; activating the role of the national integrity, and reconsider the offices of inspectors general and focus on the core functions of their office as required by the feminine these offices, and stop the sag in which, in order to be effective.

3. Open the previous and current files of corruption under the supervision of a supreme committee to combat corruption, made up of specialists and working principle (Where did you get this), and invite the judiciary to adopt a number of specialists known judges of integrity fully to investigate all well and prosecute corrupt, and set a time limit to resolve the issues of censorship and expose corruption and announced in accordance with the law.

That these decisions and directions that we are launching today, is the first package on the path of reform that we seek, and the fight against corruption. With the passage of this package, we will take the necessary measures to implement them.