Parliament wants to reduce the 10 trillion dinars go for bonuses and incentives .. and the value of reforms does not exceed 1% of the budget

Editor: AZ

2015/12/04 21:32

Long-Presse / Baghdad
There are no clear data yet about what might be called the "financial returns" of the reforms launched by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi four months ago.

The government talks about more than a trillion dinars reforms may be provided during the year through the adoption of the salary scale. While specialized parliamentary committees say that the government give "inaccurate" statements and sometimes exaggerated by the financial situation of the country.

And actually provided the reforms, in some joints according to the Finance Committee, only about 1% of the 2016 budget that, while not providing a reduction in nominal salaries, after the waiver to reduce the allocation, more than 50 billion dinars annually if implemented.

He says members of the Finance Committee, they did not Elhzawa an important difference in the "austerity measures" before the launch of reforms in August and months that followed.

Parliamentary salary cut and twice has been lowered for a third time to less than five million dinars per month, which could provide about 3 trillion dinars per month to the treasury.

Reforms are unclear

MP says Hossam Ghorabi, member of the Finance Committee, that he is very interested in the feasibility of the reforms disclose financial terms. He adds, "Since the launch of reforms in August and so far I can not find financial differences can be talked about."

The last update of government spending parliamentary committee arrived expenses appear until the month of August.

The data revealed a "mysterious" decrease in expenses as B400milir dinars, but he was suspected with the previous month low of reforms before the event in July.

He Ghorabi, in connection with the (range) that "the expenses of major MPs offices of the Republic and the Minister, which was abolished in August, was between 60 to 100 billion dinars in the year, a rate not to exceed 10% of the budget in 2016 of up to 100 trillion dinars."

He says the Finance Committee member, said "the integration of ministries and the restructuring of some of them did not arrange any trace Mali, because the staff are continuing in their jobs and salaries have not fallen," pointing out that "what is provided by the sacking of some ministers is currently only 10 billions of dinars annually."

On the contrary, the integration of some ministries and the other to each other to load the budget burdens, rather than reduced, as is the case in the Ministry of Science and Technology, which was merged with the Ministry of Higher Education, where sources confirm that it may cost the budget about 400 billion dinars annually may cause.

Returns the salary scale

Conversely Ghorabi estimated that "peace will provide the new salary, reduction of nominal salaries only will not exceed 50 billion dinars a year."

The Finance Committee expects that the new salary scale provides about 100 million dinars annually.

Attention member of the Finance Committee that "the government sometimes gives estimates going forward contrary to the truth", adding that "the total staff salaries amounting to 40 trillion Denar_nuya 0.11 trillion dinars, of which salaries par, in addition to the 19 trillion dinars for benefits, but going forward recorded 40 trillion dinars in item salaries, including the meaning of the presence of 10 trillion dinars surplus. "

And explains Ghorabi amount of the surplus as a "give other Kajoor, such as bonuses, incentives and remuneration committees and others."

The Finance Committee and aspires to reduce this amount to 4 trillion dinars after that provide 6 trillion dinars annually.
The former and the amount that remember the Finance Committee soon after the application of the new salary ladder, and corresponds to a large extent with what was said by Minister of Labour and Mohamed Soudani recently in the House of Representatives.

And the movement of MP Najiba Najib was quoted as saying on the Sudanese, while attending to the parliament two weeks ago, that "the government will provide Trliuna and 700 billion dinars annually by applying the new salary ladder."

She said Najib, in an interview (range), "The Minister said that these funds will go to support the social welfare network facing difficulty in covering all covered by it."

A review of tax and oil contracts

To overcome the financial crisis faced by the states, Hossam Ghorabi MP, a member of the Liberal bloc, the government is advised to maximize oil and non-oil revenues.

He says Ghorabi "on the government's handling of tax evasion, and control of the 42 border crossings and prevent counterfeit bills pass or change the sex of the goods involved, because it would reduce the tax and fees and charges."

It is estimated by the Finance Committee that "the availability of tax between 7-12 trillion dinars per annum in the least," but he corrects by saying "because of the imbalance in the revenue collection will not achieve more than 3 trillion dinars per year."

Ghorabi and calls on the government to "restructure the self-financing companies, the banking system, as well as a review of the Convention with the Kurdistan oil and adjust the oil licenses tables and negotiating with the giants."

Parliament to reduce the salaries

In the meantime, says MP Majda al-Tamimi, a member of the Finance Committee, said that "the salary scale has not been applied," adding "I did not recognize any official letter shows that the law went into effect."

It draws Tamimi, during a statement to (range), that "the government backed away from the application of the pay scale after it said it would not affect the provisions". And it suggested that "the government they want to be a pulse of the street."
On the other hand indicate a member of the Finance Committee that "the parliamentary salary cut twice," I explained, "Parliamentary salary cut from 12.9 million dinars a month to 6 million dinars."

Tamimi expects that "there will be a second reduction in future for the benefit of the social welfare network of parliamentary salary to reach the final salary of 4.9 million dinars."

Finance Committee denies knowing details of the numbers of staff in the new budget after more than a campaign for the removal of the exemption and a number of officials in government and the security ministries.