The current parliamentary session... Legislative achievements
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Baghdad: Raghad Daham
The current parliamentary session has made record achievements in terms of completing and enacting service laws or awaiting legislation in particular, in addition to those laws that were postponed or suspended since the previous sessions.
This parliamentary session is one of the sessions that did not witness sharp disagreements over the laws enacted or presented for legislation, as all committees raced to include their laws, especially the service ones, on the parliament’s agenda, to be the fastest in achieving the service achievement for citizens, in line with the government program.
A member of the Labor and Social Affairs Committee, Amir Al-Mamouri, told Al-Sabah: "The current parliamentary session enacted many laws that mainly serve citizens, and sought to end pending or postponed laws."
He added, "The Labor Committee presented the (Retirement and Social Security) Law, which contains a number of important privileges for workers, as the law guarantees retirement for every worker who is not appointed to permanent staffing."
He continued, "The aforementioned law paid great attention to women in terms of privileges, in terms of their entitlement to retirement if they are the mother of three children, and have had more than 15 years of service in the private sector, in addition to their entitlement to maternity leave similar to the general government sector."
Last week, the Labor and Social Affairs Committee presented the retirement law for the purpose of approval, and it is worth noting that the law did not witness disagreements or rejection within the parliament, but there were demands to amend some linguistic matters in the form of the law and not in its essence.
For her part, a member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Duha Al-Qaseer, told Al-Sabah: "Parliament presents laws for legislation according to time periods that follow the enacted laws and others that are still awaiting legislation and follow-up by the parliamentary committees."
And she indicated that "because of the importance of the budget law, the legislative term was extended until the law was approved, and that this is one of the serious indications for the work of the parliament." The House of Representatives passed the election law and a number of important laws that touch the lives of citizens, in addition to the controversial laws that parliamentary committees deal with for finalization and approval, such as the oil and gas law that resolves the dispute over oil export between the center and the region, the general amnesty law and other laws. Haydar al-Barzanji, an expert in political affairs and close to the coordination framework, confirmed to Al-Sabah that "the meetings of the State Administration Coalition are continuing and are concerned with issues that concern citizens by completing laws that concern and touch their lives, the most prominent of which are the budget and general amnesty laws." He pointed out that "there is high harmony within (the State Administration Coalition), and that any objection to any law is formal, not in essence."
Edited by: Muhammad Al-Ansari
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