[size=36]Allowing multiple salaries in the budget and Parliament is justified[/size]
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At a time when the government announced the existence of a financial deficit that prompted it to reduce the value of the dinar against the dollar, Parliament permitted the restoration of "multiple salaries" as part of the federal budget bill for 2021.
The official newspaper stated, in a report today, followed by Mawazine News, that this contradiction became clearer after the publication of the final version of the budget, which came in its Article 20, which stipulated the abolition of the laws that allow combining two salaries for general directors and above. What was allowed for the assistants of general directors and under them, to combine two salaries, and this would cause a great waste of money, as revealed by the financial committee reporter, Ahmed Al-Saffar, in a previous statement, that there are 150 thousand employees of double salaries, indicating that dealing with this issue will save more than a trillion dinars per month.
And the Minister of Finance, Ali Allawi, had also revealed, in a previous statement, that more than 10% of the employees are aliens and double-salaries, and the minister, head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Haitham al-Jubouri, was also quoted as saying during his meeting with the committee that there are tens of thousands of people taking Two salaries from the state, for example, to be a contract employee and take a social welfare salary or a pensioner and a contract employee at the same time, and this is not permitted according to the law. ”
Member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee Rashid Al-Azzawi defended“ multiple salaries, ”explaining to Al-Sabah, that there are segments From society, it was harmed during the time of the previous regime, so pluralism is among the transitional justice laws, noting that the additional pension salaries cut to the Political Prisoners Foundation are a "acquired right" and do not affect "if he is an employee of the state and has received a salary since 2006."
He pointed out that Parliament reduced the number of beneficiaries of these salaries, as the paragraph was amended according to the new wording that those holding the rank of director general and above are not entitled to receive a salary from the prisoners or martyrs institutions, and no treatment by these institutions is promoted to those who occupy these positions. In addition to cutting it off in the event that the beneficiary occupies this position. ”
On the other hand, the spokesperson for the High Commission for Human Rights, Ali Al-Bayati, confirmed that compensation after major violations and crimes as“ reparation for harm ”exists even in international law and is part of the state’s apology to the citizen as a result of its shortcomings and inability. To protect him from disasters, crises and violations, which are no less important than the issue of accountability.
Al-Bayati added, that from our point of view, the majority of the Iraqi people have been exposed to harm and are victims of recurrent crises and due to the lack of imports, and the state cannot compensate all groups on an ongoing basis, calling for a more comprehensive review and reflection on the issue, and the achievement of justice and equity for all groups.