[size=36]Integrity: High and unacceptable rates of bribery are recorded in government institutions[/size]
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, the Federal Integrity Commission called, on Sunday, to facilitate procedures and reduce red tape in the work of the implementation departments, in addition to tightening oversight over their joints, after recording "high rates of bribery" in return for completing the transactions of auditors.
According to a statement, followed by Mawazine News, “The authority recommended, during the analysis of a questionnaire measuring perceptions of bribery in the implementation departments in Baghdad and the governorates, to divide the directorates that witness a great momentum in the number of auditors, due to its impact on the level of performance and service provision, as is the case in the Directorate of Implementation of Al-Kadhimiya, as well as coordination with the Agricultural Bank and the company with which the bank contracted, for the purpose of fulfilling contractual obligations and completing (MasterCard) cards for beneficiaries, to reduce momentum and reduce audit procedures to disburse financial dues to beneficiaries.
The statement added, "The Department of Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations in the authority indicated, in the report, a copy of which was sent to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Minister of Justice, to the need to find a mechanism for circulation of files when reviewing between the department's joints, instead of the auditor receiving the file; to complete the procedures for its completion and accompanying This is due to the deliberate loss of some of their contents in some cases by the beneficiary, pointing out that the loss of executive files has been observed in many departments, stressing the importance of using electronic archiving to preserve the contents of files and official documents.
The report added, according to the statement, that "the commission's central team, its support teams and the teams composed in the directorates and investigation offices in Baghdad and the governorates, surveyed the opinions of (9,880) thousands of references in 102 of the implementation departments, including (13) departments in Baghdad and ( 89) in the governorates, through (536) field visits to the implementation departments, explaining that the results of analyzing the forms obtained from the questionnaire in cooperation with the Planning and Research Department of the Commission, showed that the level of bribery abuse (perception), i.e. the general rate of those who believe that there is abuse of bribery in general Iraq reached (12.4%), and the level of actually paying bribery (measurement) reached (5.6%),
He explained the rates of bribery in the Baghdad implementation departments. According to the results of the questionnaire, the Rusafa Directorate of Execution recorded the highest rate of bribery (Edraak) and amounted to (27.2%), followed by Karrada with a rate of (22.6%), and then Mahmudiyah (22.1%). While the Dora and Al-Hussainiya departments recorded the lowest percentage, reaching (7.4%) and (8.7%, respectively). Karrada and Mahmudiyah (12.4%) and (11.5%), respectively, while Dora and Abu Ghraib recorded the lowest percentage (3.7% and 4.7%).
The statement continued, "In the governorates, the Basra Execution Department ranked the highest in the rate of bribery (Edraak) with a rate of 65%, then the Zubair and Shatt al-Arab implementation departments (45%) and (40%), while the implementation departments won Al-Rumaitha, Kirkuk and Hilla had the lowest percentages, which amounted to (0.9%), (1%) and (1.1%), respectively, and the implementation of Al-Zubayr, Shatt Al-Arab and Al-Maqal recorded the highest percentage of bribery payments (measurement) and amounted to (24.5%). ), (19%) and (16.3%), while (17) districts were registered, distributed among the governorates of Babil, Qadisiyah, Diyala, Najaf, Salah al-Din, Dhi Qar, Muthanna and Anbar, with a percentage of (0%).
The report indicated that "the results of the questionnaire showed that (51.4%) of the respondents in Baghdad confirmed that the procedures adopted by the departments lead to delaying or obstructing the completion of the transaction, and (63%) of the auditors who stated that they paid the bribe that they paid directly to the employee. In the governorates, the percentage of employee delaying and obstructing the completion of the transaction was very high, reaching Al-Maqal-Basra (63%), Al-Diwaniyah (55%) and Al-Zubayr-Basra (50%).
And he indicated that he "noted that more money (fees) was collected than the amount recorded in the official receipt that is delivered to the auditor in some departments, in addition to the experts receiving sums of money for the service provided to the auditor that exceed what is stipulated in the instructions of the implementation departments and act as observers, as well as closing the accounts fund before The scheduled time in some directorates and the charging of fees for receipts that are recorded later in exchange for an additional amount more than what is recorded in the receipt.
The report concluded that “the rates of bribery in the enforcement departments are high and unacceptable in the work of government institutions,” noting “the slow progress of the completion of transactions that take place in all their stages on paper, poor organization and chaos in the preservation and circulation of files, which sometimes leads to their loss, in addition to the lack of The use of the calculator in the work procedures of the departments, which led to this significant rise in the use of bribery. Ended 29/N33