[size=36]The Council of Ministers abolishes the tax imposed on mobile phone and Internet cards, and reveals the details of contract confirmation[/size]
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Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani chaired, on Tuesday, the fifth regular session of the Council of Ministers.
A statement by Al-Sudani's office, a copy of which Mawazine News received, stated that "during the session, developments in the general situation in the country were discussed, a number of basic issues were discussed, and directives were issued in this regard."
He added, "Within the framework of regulating the work environment, the Prime Minister directed the formation of a governmental committee to review the file of foreign workers in Iraq, and to organize the legal framework for them."
He pointed out, "The cabinet session witnessed a discussion of a number of issues on the agenda, and the issuance of a number of decisions and recommendations regarding them. Ministers as follows:
1- Approving the confirmation of the contracts of the Ministry of Electricity for those who have contractual service for two years or more, and the Ministry of Finance creating grades and job titles, and the transfer is made from the planning budget for each company affiliated to the Ministry of Electricity, including contracts for the Governorate of Basra, and not requesting the addition of any new financial allocations from the Ministry Finance. The Ministry of Electricity refused to appoint new contracts or daily wages in the future. Provided that the names are checked by the Federal Office of Financial Supervision.
2- Other government agencies and ministries shall provide the Ministry of Finance with the requirements contained in the General Secretariat’s book No. 22081 on June 14, 2022, and the Ministry of Finance shall take the necessary measures, successively, to the Council of Ministers.
And he continued, "The Council of Ministers discussed the issue of the tax imposed on mobile phone recharge cards and Internet recharge, which caused the high cost of communication in Iraq. In order to alleviate the burden of citizens, the Council of Ministers decided to stop deducting the amounts collected for mobile phone service and Internet recharge service amounting to (20%). ) Starting from December 1, 2022. The Media and Communications Commission shall implement this decision, and take appropriate measures to recover the sums collected before the aforementioned date, and send them to the public treasury as soon as possible. Ended 29 / h.