18-01-2016 | (Voice of Iraq) - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - By: Basil Abbas Khudair - | (Voice of Iraq) |
five errors in the deduction of 3% of the staff and the salaries of retirees decision
after the big drop in oil prices and the global markets and the decline in federal budget revenues and rising deficit ratio, and after that failed to previous governments, and governments that came to power after 2003 to diversify sources of revenue and the adoption of More than 90% of the oil revenues, has headed the government attention to the salaries of employees for the purpose of reducing entitled salary scale (new), and when I found that there were angry reactions will come out if it continues with this approach as the proportion of mission staff receive salaries are not enough to meet the basic requirements of life, it has taken Bulog other doors for the purpose of reducing salaries and deducted to meet some of the expenses, and those doors is a deduction of 3% of the salaries and allowances of employees and retirees, have been included in the federal budget for the 2016 law. This decision contained a series of errors and to you in particular:
error I: The text of Article 39 of the Federal Budget Law for the year 2016 have included (the government is committed to supporting body the popular crowd and displaced persons) and means (committed) the government to allocate the necessary funds in the operating and investment expenses Valalzam to the government and not the deduction of 3% of the salaries and allowances of employees and retirees, As stated in the text of paragraph (i) of the above article, which provided for the distribution of deductions by 60% to form the popular crowd and 40% to the relief of displaced persons, and in the text of paragraph (ii) of the same article the text (of the Kurdistan Regional Government is committed to deduct 3% of Total salaries and allowances for employees and retirees in the Kurdistan region and the transmission of forces and the Peshmerga), and error in which the government and the House of Representatives and signed The origin of the idea of the deduction is popular for the crowd, but the text circulated among the popular crowd and displaced persons and the Peshmerga.
The second error: The deduction is of the total salaries and allowances of staff and this will arrange more of the deduction to the employee, as deducted from the employee's arrests pensions by 10% and tax rates ranging between 3-10%, social protection by 25 thousandths and other deductions that go to budget revenues (state treasury), and in that a big mistake because the employee will be subject to the deduction of of deduction in contravention of the general rule is not permissible deduction of the part that has been withholding from him, which requires that the calculated ratio of 3% on employee benefits, net of deductions, and point out in this regard that the government often dealing with salary without allowances when franchising Kaansab pension, why Turning to the sum of salaries and allowances and explicitly when the deduction of 3%?.
The third error: The Ministry of Finance issued uncles 4579 in 01/11/2016 which obliges ministries and the Kurdistan region to proceed with the deduction of 3% as of 1/1/2016, and represents a violation legal, because Article 53 of the Federal Budget Law for the year 2016 is in force of law after its publication in the Official Gazette, this law has not been published in the Official Gazette (the facts of Iraq) limit today, and have been better to be waiting until the completion of all the legal aspects of the purpose of giving it the application including the issuance of the Ministers of Finance, Planning and instructions to facilitate the implementation of the budget law and contained in the text of Article 51 thereof, and demonstrating the safety of our opinion, the Council of Ministers has the intention to appeal to the Federal Court some of the budget law materials, which was approved by the President and the particular material that the House committees added, but did not do so pending the publication of the budget law in the Official Gazette because it can not be challenged before publishing, considering that publication in the Official Gazette a legal milestone, not a formality.
Fourth mistake: It is well known that pensions are not subject to any deductions, and the reason is that the pensioner arrived to case of physical, psychological, health, age, fitness, which does not allow him to work and increase its revenues outside the pension, or they are in the back, and back them Terms Fmarham less than 18 years old or students continuing to study or girls is female and unmarried, thus requiring that the deduction of their salaries pension regardless of the amount to be a degree of consistency and subject to increase in line with inflation and not vice versa, Valastqtaa of pensions is a mistake to sign economic problems and social should be avoided, note that the current situation Balastqtaa is a rare situation in which the deduction is where the pensions during the previous decades, Not to mention that it violates all the statements made to the effect that the salaries of retirees a red line that can not be bypassed, which may indicate a lack of lines of any color in our dear country.
fifth error: The headline of the deduction of 3% of the salaries and allowances of employees and retirees is in the interests of the popular crowd , but the fact that the beneficiaries of the deduction is the Ministry of Displacement and Migration (IDPs) and the forces and the Peshmerga popular crowd, and we believe that this is a mistake could have been avoided by giving a label for the deduction (such as national defense, support the federal budget, to contribute to the war effort, other ), noting that the Ministry of Finance did not put a label for these deductions evidence that it had asked its letter referred to in the above finding naming him because he will be distributed to many parties, not on the one hand, and have been better to refrain from pushing the popular crowd name these things because is important to provide the work of the crowd Requirements without the need for these details unchanged if exchange views and spending in the federal budget.
As we offer these five mistakes, it does not mean there are no other errors, it is the biggest things that Sertbha this deduction, which some believe (a little) and is effective on large segments of the staff as the Withholding is 30 thousand dinars of every million, is the concern, which now dwells in the hearts of the vast majority of employees and retirees, because there are those who believe that salaries were no longer safe and can be reduced at any time under the austerity and deficit revenues address, without going into social details and security for this belief, the results are expected to appear is rationing expenses and refrain from purchasing and confined to the agenda of priorities, and that the damage that will be reflected on the workers in the trade and some entrepreneurship and transport because demand will fall on them (and less market movement) illusion of the class who do not have incomes fixed and do not have savings appointed for a long time, and the total, it is useful to be considered decisions in the light of the current financial crisis careful consideration in terms of their effects and their impact on the overall things in life, we do not believe that that actually will happen because the parties involved in the management of the crisis should live with the details of the lives of citizens of the hungry and semi-hungry as they are now make up the majority in Iraq.
Basil Abbas Khudair