Parliamentary Finance denies the deduction of salaries except for the 3% and stresses: will trillion and 80 billion dinars annually

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01/30/2016 12:01:00 am

Baghdad / Noor Ali Ibrahim Ibrahim

Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed, on Friday, the absence of any new cuts in staff salaries except 3%. As explained that the total amount to be provided by deductions amounting trillion and 80 billion dinars annually, he pointed out that the money allocated to rally popular support and the displaced. The 2016 budget had included a clause referring to the deduction of 3% of the salaries of employees and retirees to provide 2 trillion dinars are added to the allocation of the crowd and the displaced.

In order to address the budget deficit, Sejer those with the martyrs who paid a salary another, between one Almertban. Joint committees also added a paragraph to the budget law obliges the government to reconsider the rounds of licenses and re-drafted and amended in line with the current oil prices.
He said the parliamentary finance committee member Masood Haider, in an interview for the "long", that "there are no new cuts in the future in the salaries of staff except the 3% and that have been identified within a legal framework in the draft 2016 budget," adding that "the total amount of these deductions annually is trillion and 80 billion Iraqi dinars allocated 40% of them to support displaced people and 60% of the popular crowd. "
He added that "all employees are covered by this deduction, among them the three presidencies staff and the percentage of deduction will begin application from January 1, 2016 according to the budget law."
He continued that "in the new budget law did not Ichneumon retired salaries and deductions According to my information, the responsible for the pensions of the 2015 reduction of the government," adding that "the numbers in the budget is realistic about the fiscal deficit."
In turn, said a member of the Committee of Economy parliamentary Najiba Najib, in an interview for the "long" that "any new deduction has to be in accordance with the law and not contrary to law decisions, it does not expect that there would be new cuts in the salaries of employees is 3% which was devoted to the war effort." .
He added that "some committees is currently working on drafting a new law defining the provisions which must accompany the nominal salary for employees in a uniform manner to eliminate the financial differences between the ministries and state institutions."
Najib explained that "most of the allocations granted to employees, especially those with special grades have initiated the law in the House of Representatives, and if the legislation must be repealed by other laws with which the House of Representatives."
And increased by saying that "deductions will go to the war effort because of the urgent need for the military sector to the money at the moment as a result of the continuation of the war against Daash to liberate occupied areas".
For his part, economist Abbas Ibrahim Bahadli said in an interview for the "long" that "the government directed towards the repeated cuts to the salaries of staff without reducing the allowances and the salaries of senior grades in the government, which amounted numbers thousands of employees drains billions of dinars a month without economic feasibility." "The full withholdings do not meet the imposition does not provide a big money could have plugged a large part of the annual budget deficit of the country."
Bahadli said that "an economic contingency plan within a specified time through which re-distribution of government funds in accordance with the current developments to pass the current financial crisis with minimal losses and the establishment of an economic system away from the culture of waste of money that fostered by successive governments."
And that "Iraq needs a real economic administration begins with the first step to build a strong foundation for the local economy does not depend necessarily on a single resource such as oil in the management of its economy."
He pointed out that "the steps the government has so far stalled in the face of fiscal deficit, foreign and domestic loans are tax increases and cuts salaries of employees and retirees can not fill the financial void produced by the drop in oil prices to below the $ 30."
Bahadli stressed "the importance of relying on the real resources of the country and activate the local market to support the national product and to stop the smuggling of currency for the importation of consumer products is necessary and that will lead to the collapse of the country economically through the stage very close."