[size=36]What are the reasons for the high deficit in the budget of 2020?[/size]
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The Finance Committee in the House of Representatives revealed, on Sunday, the reasons for the rise in the deficit in the 2020 budget over the year 2019 budget.
The committee’s rapporteur, Ahmed Al-Saffar, said that “the draft budget is still in the hands of the government, and it was not sent to the House of Representatives, because the government does not have the authority to send it.” Noting that "before the end of the legislative holiday, the Chairman of the Finance Committee sent a letter to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Budget Authority of the Ministry of Finance, noting that the Council went to the legislative holiday."
He explained, "All parliamentary movements regarding the passage of the budget are illegal," noting that "the Financial Management Law indicates that the laws must be sent from an authentic government and not the government of everyday matters that do not have the authority to send laws."
He added, “According to the Financial Management Law, the state will work with a 12/1 budget from the budget law of the previous year 2019, and it means that work will be carried out according to everything that was spent in 2019 month after month, and that the operational spending includes only salaries, wages and daily obligations, except for the budget Investment. "
Al-Saffar pointed out that "working with this form of the Financial Management Law will stop the work of projects. Therefore, the House of Representatives has amended the Financial Management Law to allow the transfer, launch and continuation of the amounts allocated to projects in the 2019 budget, with the aim of continuing projects and not freezing public funds, and so that the percentage does not rise Unemployment and poverty, so the House of Representatives voted to amend the aforementioned article and allow the continuation of the projects allocated in the 2019 budget only. "
The decision of the Finance Committee indicated that "through the communication of the committee with the budget committee in the Ministry of Finance, we have seen a draft budget in 2020 that included a deficit of 48 trillion dinars, while the deficit in the 2019 budget had reached 27 trillion dinars."
He pointed out that "the size of the deficit in the budget of 2020 is exaggerated, and the reasons for it were the package of reforms launched by the government to respond to the demands of the demonstrators and return the separated and open new job grades, in addition to the strengthening of the budget, the strengthening of the budget."
They pointed out that "the size of the salaries that were paid in the budget of 2019 reached 38 trillion, while in the budget in 2020, it reached 52 trillion dinars, a difference of only 14 trillion in salaries," noting that the main reason is that From the Council of Ministers to the House of Representatives, because the government does not want to bear the huge budget deficit, and therefore I hesitated in sending it despite our entry in the year 2020. ”Ended 29 / A 43
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