BAGHDAD Journal News:
Despite the claims of some officials and members of the House of Representatives not to touch the salaries of employees in the austerity policy pursued by the government, as a result of lower oil prices and the lack of sufficient cash flow, but the 2016 budget included a deduction of 3% of employees' salaries to support the popular crowd forces.
The number of employees in the government sector from continuing deductions have complained about their salaries, urging the government and the parliament to raise these deductions, while the Commission asked for the economy and investment parliamentary government to reconsider the mechanism in place regarding employees' salaries deducted or canceled because it is a major impact on their livelihoods, as well as he did not work for the state.
He says the economic and investment commission in Parliament member Abdul-Salam al-Maliki, said the 2016 budget included a deduction of 3% of employees' salaries to those of his salary exceeds 500,000 dinars, to allocate the money withheld to the popular crowd forces.
He said al-Maliki's (Journal News) "The money withheld from employees' salaries estimated trillion and 800 billion dinars, and this is a little money for the size of the budget did not do any good for the state," calling on the government to "reconsider the mechanism that put the cuts at both the size of the employee's salary or specific percentage of the deduction. "
He pointed out that "oil prices started to recover gradually escalate from what it was in the past, and the Oil Ministry moving to increase production and export rates, and this will increase the size of the revenue, so it must be the government raise the proportion of deductions from employees' salaries because most of them."
For his part, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance Fadel Prophet ruled out, recover the amounts withheld from employees retroactively.
A prophet in a press statement, said that "the three amounts percent that have been deducted from employees to rally public and the reconstruction of liberated areas will not return retroactively," adding that "these amounts are deducted from employees definitively ruled out returning to the staff again."
It is said that Iraq has witnessed due to lower oil prices, a significant economic decline, which the government summoned to declare a state of austerity, and has taken a range of measures to bridge the shortfall in the state budget, including the deduction of 3% of Rawatb employees and retirees to go to the popular crowd and the reconstruction of liberated areas. / End / 4 /
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