Finance Committee: Increase the salaries of the employees was postponed for 2013

BAGHDAD - Al Sabah
Announced that the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives from across the salary increase for staff in 2013.
He said Haider Abadi, Chairman of the Committee: he «According to estimates by the Ministry of Finance and the IMF there is no increase in the salaries of employees and retirees for the next year and will leave to the year 2013 because it increases the burden on the budget».
He announced that he «will be increased for the lower salaries for retirees who receive any pension a little too not commensurate with the increase in prices», indicating that he »will increase the salaries of the rest retired in 2013 because the events leading to an overall increase of inflation and increasing prices».
He Abadi: «We have split the increase to be signed by the less impact on the budget .. We are studying it and wait for the numbers and exact numbers for that ».
Also attributed the Chairman of the Committee the financial reasons for the delay vote on the budget to disrupt meetings of the Council of Representatives, said in a statement quoted by news agency Nina: «was supposed to be the debate and vote on the budget next Tuesday, but the postponement of the meetings of the House of Representatives because of political differences and the withdrawal of the Iraqi List led to the delayed ». He pointed out that« In case you do not get political objections concerning the budget, there are no any problems to prevent a vote after the resumption of parliamentary sessions directly ».
Abbadi said that «the Finance Committee discussed the budget after it was read a first reading in the House and host representatives from the provinces last week and discussed the issue of increasing the powers of the provinces by More weak and has allocated funds to the provinces which complains of red tape and bureaucracy, followed by the Ministries of Finance, Planning and Development Cooperation». And more saying: «We are studying the routine attempts to simplify the procedures followed by financial and planning with the provincial councils to be able to achieve the investment budget and the development of the regions quickly».
The president of the committee that «there is an obstacle to the budget a deficit of 15.7 trillion dinars, which can not be crossed at all, because it is final and therefore must deal with what exists in the budget and not to add new burdens», adding that it «is not the prerogative of the House add any amounts on the budget unless it is approved by the government », expressing at the same time not believe the approval of the Government to increase expenditure because Aladzsyazdad and disrupt the Iraqi economy and the budget largely».
He noted that «the reason for the deficit in this budget and its predecessors is real and not hypothetical« indicating «in the event has been increased oil prices and production more than expected, this matter is outside the budget, not including the».
In turn, announced Mahma Khalil parliamentary economic committee member that 68 percent of the budget in 2012, operational, and 32 percent of investment.
Khalil stressed in a press statement on the «need to be to balance operational prevail in the state's budget recognizes the coming years», adding that «there are errors in the budget year 2012, like its predecessors in the past two years,» he says.
Khalil said that «the budget year 2012 is the budget the biggest in the history of Iraq, but it lacks some of the right policies», pointing out that «the census is important in achieving the fair distribution of wealth and achieve parity in giving opportunities through the knowledge of the preparation of Iraqis at home and abroad and the number of government jobs and the number of employees in state institutions, so that the distribution of the budget neutral manner, because there are parties worried about the size ».
The Cabinet sent the general budget for 2012 to the House of Representatives for discussion and approval.
He was scheduled to reach the budget $ 112 billion, but the objections of the International Monetary Fund it, led to reduced to $ 100 billion, as the said government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the total federal income totaled 102 trillion dinars, was the result of calculating the revenue from export crude oil average price of $ 85 per barrel and export capacity of up to 2.6 million barrels per day, including the quantity produced and exported from the territory of Kurdistan and the amount of 175 thousand barrels per day, and will enter the oil revenues, the Development Fund for Iraq after the deduction of 5 percent of compensation for Kuwait war. He The investment budget of 37 trillion dinars and the operating budget 80 trillion dinars, distributed to the institutions, ministries and state bodies of all, and will be the distribution of public expenditures according to the ratio of the population after excluding the allocation status of the Federal Ministry and the sovereign expenditure.