"Saleh reassures employees and retirees "Budget deficit will not affect your salaries[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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The government's financial advisor, Mazher Mohammed Saleh, said Tuesday that the fiscal deficit to be included in the 2020 budget law will not affect the salaries of employees and retirees, as the government is moving to provide internal sources of revenue to secure financial allocations to employ at least half a million citizens as part of the reform package.
"According to the budget data, all salaries are secured, which is part of the basic function of the state and its priorities, and that the fiscal deficit within the 2020 budget will not affect the salaries of employees and retirees," Saleh said in a press statement.
"The wage pay indicators have increased by 10 to 11 trillion dinars by at least half a million citizens, as part of the package of reforms launched by the government at the end of 2019, including the operation of some contracts, and the return of their contracts, which constituted an addition to the salary budget," he said, adding that "iraq's financial engineering is necessary to reduce unnecessary expenses."
"The existence of tax revenues, fees and revenues enhances the state's budget, especially since the employee is an important contributor to the economic cycle through spending, and this process is called double income to drive the economy," he said.
"The obligation to pay taxes is called the right to co-exist, which is a free national contribution, not a fiefdom, and be fair, simple and payable without burdening the citizen," he said, urging "strengthening the financial and collection management to provide resources to meet the expenses, which are resources from customs, borders and fees."
Saleh stressed "the importance of the ability to deal with corruption and violations, i.e. spending without benefits, and the need to address and reduce unnecessary expenditures in the budget, especially since there are many gaps in disbursement," urging "to look for real sources to ensure the livelihood of the added employees and secure their salaries, through real directions to maximize internal resources."[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]