Journalists covered by the grant increase pension fund starting next month

[Baghdad - where] pension fund manager Iraqi journalists Shafiq Mahdi, announced to increase the monthly grant amount disbursed to reporters covered by the fund of 200 thousand dinars per month to 300 thousand dinars. A statement of the Ministry of Culture, the agency received all of Iraq [where], a copy of, say, Mahdi said, "The increasing amount of the grant came in line with the high prices and the existence of financial abundance investigating the possibility of the increase, which will include the Iraqi Journalists neighborhoods, who meet the conditions, as well as the families of the deceased, "noting that it" will pay the rate of once every two months and acted from the first of October this year. "The statement said that" al-Mahdi called on the former time, all journalists covered by retirement or not covered by the fund by who meet the criteria for benefiting from it, as well as families of deceased journalists who have spent long years in the profession of journalism is not working in government departments, to complete their files identification and submit their applications for inclusion of new pensions to salaries which will see a marked improvement in their value.
"said Mahdi, according to the statement, that" the pension fund will include all journalists Iraqis who meet the requirements for obtaining a pension regardless of whether they told reporters before 2003 or after, "noting" there is an intention to include a lot of names that deserve salary and retroactively since the beginning of this year as long as there Msthsalh funds of the Fund and a surplus of resources, according to calculations destinations reports formal and legal issued in 2014.
"" There is a future studies to achieve an increase in the amount of the grant after the increase in the Fund's income earned from wages publishing ads and allowances Subscriptions ", calling on the newspapers and the media operating in Iraq departments to" activate the activity of the Fund to the achievements of ensuring social justice through the response of the law to deduct the amount of 5% of the ads wages to support the Fund's income, as well as activating the contribution of part of the newspapers and the media subscriptions within specified in the law proportions.
"The statement continued that" the pension fund journalists did not do as required, and there are many complaints from journalists did not receive their entitlement Fund within the law despite their right, it is still about 150 Iraqi journalists only covered by the law and paid amount is very small stipend of 500 dinars, or the equivalent of less than half a dollar a month, ".