Parliamentary Finance: Approval of the budget or not does not affect the salaries of employees
Committee member Jamal Kougar told Shafaq News Agency, "Article 13 of the Financial Management Law states that in the event that the general budget law is not approved, the government goes to the last approved budget, and accordingly salaries are paid according to the 12/1 principle, and therefore its approval is from Failure to do so does not affect employee salaries.
He added that "the government has all the powers to pay the salaries of employees and retirees, and that the employee does not bear the political problems," noting that "there are a number of countries that have been without a budget for more than a year and the salaries of their employees have not stopped."
And regarding the statement of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, said, “Al-Halbousi indicated in his statement to motivate the political parties to go towards dialogue to solve the crisis in the country, and if there are more than 4 million employees in the Iraqi state, there are 35 million unemployed, Disrupting the approval of the budget is to disrupt the interests of everyone through the operational and investment budget.
Yesterday, Saturday, the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, warned of upcoming economic crises that Iraq will face if the political crisis continues in the country and the constitutional institutions are disrupted.
Al-Halbousi said; The Financial Management Law, which will continue to manage the country’s financial affairs in an emergency, in the event that the budget for the year 2023 is not approved, will not allow any additional financial spending, which will put the country in front of major economic crises in the year 2022.
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