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Economy News - Baghdad
During its meeting in Baghdad today, Thursday, the Supreme Committee for Coordination between the Governorates, headed by Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, issued several decisions, including the formation of a committee to study several files, including a draft amendment to the law of governorates not organized in the region No. (21 of 2008) amended.
The media office of the Prime Minister stated in a statement, "Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani chaired the first session of the Supreme Committee for Coordination between the governorates that are not organized in a region and witnessed a discussion of the most important challenges and legal and procedural obstacles to the work of the governorates and their bodies, and had previously constituted an obstacle to the smooth flow of service work." and administrative.”
The statement continued, "After extensive discussions of the topics identified by the session's schedule, the commission issued a number of decisions, the most important of which are:
1- Forming a committee headed by the head of the secretariat of the Supreme Commission for Inter-Provincial Coordination, Dr. Aqil Mahmoud Karim, and the membership of the Legal Director/Secretariat of the Higher Commission for Inter-Provincial Coordination, the Legal Adviser in Baghdad Governorate, the Director of the Legislation Department in the Legal Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, and a representative of the Ministry of Finance, And legal director in the provinces of Basra and Nineveh.
2- The committee shall study the draft amendment to the law of governorates that are not organized in a region No. (21 of 2008) as amended.
3- The committee shall submit its final recommendations within 90 days from the date of issuing the order for its formation.
Second / Inclusion of a text within the Budget Law for the year 2023 authorizing the governor to ratify the budget for the local administration in accordance with the provisions of Article (45) of the amended Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 and until the provincial councils are elected and sent to the Ministry of Finance for approval.
Third / Based on Article (44) of the Law of Governorates Not Organized in a Region No. (21 of 2008), amended, and Article (29) of the amended Federal Financial Management Law No. (6 of 2019), the Ministry of Finance opens an account called (Local Revenue Account ) under its supervision and subject to the audit of the Federal Financial Supervision Bureau for all governorates, and it shall be a unified account for the revenues of the services provided by the governorate to the citizen with the cancellation of the accounts opened by the governorate and related to the same issue in banks, and the circulation of their funds to the account of local imports, with the governor’s authority to approve the planning budget for the mentioned account ; Due to the absence of the provincial council at the present time.
Fourth / Based on Article (45) of the Law of Governorates Not Organized in a Region No. (21 of 2008) amended, the Ministry of (Reconstruction, Housing and Public Municipalities) and the Ministry of (Labour and Social Affairs) complete the transfer of the sub-departments, jobs, services and competencies they exercise with their allocated appropriations In the general budget and the employees working in it to the governorates within the scope of their functions set out in the constitution and the relevant laws.
Fifth/ Obligating the ministries covered by Article (45) of the Law of Governorates Not Organized in a Region No. (21 of 2008), amended, not to open new departments for them in the governorates under the name of federal departments, as it contradicts the principle of administrative decentralization as well as Article (122/second) of The constitution, with the abolition of the new departments (the Federal Labor Department) and (the Housing Division).
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