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He Stressed That Approving The Budget Prevents The Disposal Of The Financial Surplus..
A government advisor denies not paying salaries at the beginning of next year
Posted On2022-08-30 By Sotaliraq Baghdad/ Firas Adnan A government advisor denied the inability to pay the employees’ salaries at the beginning of next year, stressing that the failure to pass the budget does not impede the regular expenditures, but it prevents the disposal of the current surplus.
The Economic Adviser to the Council of Ministers, Haitham al-Jubouri, said, “The budget delay prevents spending from the surplus oil prices, which can only be controlled through the budget law or another law similar to emergency support for food security and development.”
Al-Jubouri added, “The issue of salaries and the fulfillment of the financial obligations contained in the operational aspect, has nothing to do with the budget law.”
He pointed out that “Article 13 of the amended Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 stipulates the continuation of spending on a monthly basis at a rate of 1/12 of the last approved budget until the new budget law is approved.”
And al-Jubouri, that “the investment budget for the governorates and ministries is financed by the same mechanism, depending on the achievement achieved.”
The government advisor pointed out that “salaries are not affected by the presence of the budget or not, and it is clearly stipulated in the Federal Financial Management Law.”
And he believed, “This does not mean that the budget is not important, because we are facing an increase in spending with the increase in the number of employees and the population, and there are new aspects of spending that will appear to the state. On investment projects, even if there is a surplus that has been achieved as a result of high oil prices.”
He stressed, “The existence of the budget is not only related to salaries, or it is limited to the operational aspect of maintenance and the provision of commodity and service requirements, but it is related to continuing to deal with population growth and high inflation rates and other aspects.”
He noted, “The government is not technically unable to prepare the budget bill, but the Federal Supreme Court’s decision prevented it from sending the bill to the House of Representatives for the purpose of approval.”
Al-Jubouri added, “The possible solutions are either for the government to obtain a mandate from Parliament that allows it to send the two bills, or to wait for the new government.”
Al-Jubouri went on to say, “The situation remains as it is, which will prompt the government to demand the House of Representatives a law that allows it to spend, as happened with the Emergency Food Security Support Law, which authorizes it to dispose of some surplus funds.”
Professors specialized in financial and constitutional law denied the possibility of the state stopping paying salaries at the end of the current year, stressing that the legislation in force obliges the state to continue spending on all its facilities even in the absence of a budget for more than a year. A professor of financial legislation at the University of Mosul, Qabas Al-Badrany, said, “The Financial Management Law No. (6) of 2019 (amended) regulated the budget preparation process, what it includes, and the cases that may occur there.”
Al-Badrany added, “The third chapter of this law consists of several articles, including Article 13, which stipulates two cases. The first is the delay in approving the budget beyond the date set before December 31.”
She indicated, “The solution is through the Minister of Finance to issue a circular according to which he will spend monthly on the basis of the budget for the previous year.”
Al-Badrany reported, “The law allows spending according to this mechanism until the approval of the federal budget, and this means that there is a legal extension even if the approval of the budget continues to be disrupted.”
Al-Badrany stated, “The second case, referred to by the law, is the failure to approve the budget for a full fiscal year, and in this case, the final financial statements for the previous year are the same for the year that did not witness the approval of the budget.”
She stressed, “The last budget approved in Iraq is for the year 2021, and therefore its data is approved on the basis of exchange, and the Minister of Finance in this case does not need approval, but merely issues a circular, and these data are submitted to the House of Representatives for the purpose of approval.”
Al-Badrany went on to say, “No country in the world can dare to stop public spending, especially current expenditures such as salaries, maintenance, and daily and monthly exchange, and therefore the law in force allowed for monthly spending to be repeated on the basis of the 2021 budget in 2023.”
For his part, Professor of Constitutional Law at Al-Mustansiriya University, Wael Munther, stated that “the claim that Article 13 of the Financial Management Law cannot be applied to the next year is incorrect.”
Munther continued, “Those who support this trend have interpreted the article literally, which is incorrect, and said that the exchange on a monthly basis according to the previous budget is for one year only.” He pointed out, “Adherence to this literal interpretation contradicts the principle of the permanence and continuity of the state, especially when we are under a caretaker government with daily tasks.”
Munther believes, “The interpretation closest to the legal reality is to rely on the monthly percentages of the nearest approved budget if the fiscal year in which we are not witnessing the adoption of a budget.”
He stressed, “It is incorrect to say that salaries will stop at the end of the current year, because the budget has not been approved for two consecutive years.”
Munther concluded, “The government should be committed to paying salaries and spending from the operating budget, because we are facing a basic principle on which the state is based, which is the principle of permanence and continuity of the public utility represented by the state.” LINK
The Federation Of Industries Launches An Initiative To Provide Support From National Production To Local Markets
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 11:03 AM Baghdad / National News Center Today, Tuesday, the Iraqi Federation of Industries launched an initiative to provide support from national production for local markets.
The head of the Iraqi Federation of Industries, Adel Akab, said in a statement received by the National News Center, “To the brothers, heads of industrial chambers, offices, bodies, and owners of industrial projects, through the developments witnessed by the Iraqi reality during these days, we appeal to you and urge you to prove your patriotism and love for the homeland and a message of reassurance to all society Iraqi industrialists are ready to extend a helping hand and help by providing support and assistance from local production to local markets.
He added, “This is a great initiative and a great role for the private industrial sector, and to prove to the state and the citizen that the local industry is the main pillar in relying on it in times of crises and in the normal situation, so you have to contribute to continuing to work, supplying markets and expressing cooperation with the segment of citizens.” LINK
UNAMI Welcomes The Position Of Muqtada Al-Sadr
Tuesday, 30 August 2022 1:53 PM Baghdad/National News Center Today, Tuesday, the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) welcomed the position of Muqtada al-Sadr, and his call for restraint.
The United Nations mission in Iraq said in a statement, received by the National News Center, that it “welcomes the recent moderate announcement by Muqtada al-Sadr, as it was mentioned yesterday, that restraint and calm are necessary for reason to prevail.” LINK
The Two Regimes, The Saddamist And The Current Ones, Are Equal In Corruption And Theft Of The People
private files , 2022/08/26 23:59, the number of readings: 1227 Baghdad – Iraq today: Fahim Issa Al-Saleem The (regulation of corruption) in Iraq began many years before the fall of the previous regime, perhaps the end of the seventies and the beginning of the slide of the Iraqi dinar.
In only ten years (1980-1991) the Iraqi dinar lost 90% of its value without a corresponding increase in the purchasing power of the employee and retired citizen, and
most of the class shifted Central to poor, and the pillars of Iraqi society lost their personality and dignity and were forced to either beg of all kinds or take the wrong way.
Bribery operations spread widely.
The process of public theft of the State of Kuwait carried out by the state and the ruling party and the spread of its sale in all of Iraq amounted to a process of legitimizing theft.
The dangerous slide in the value of the currency and the downturn of the economy in the following five years, 1991-1996, which were the years of the siege, was a crushing blow, as the value of the dinar fell. 1000 times during the period from three dinars to the dollar to three thousand to the dollar, and thus the Iraqi people lost all their wealth and all their savings,
while the ruling class of the rank of general manager and member of the division and above and the senior officers of the army, security and intelligence enjoy gifts, cars and everything and the mass migration increased the pain as it delivered Families are left with smugglers.
We have come to change the Baathist regime and we are fully prepared to slip into a worse situation under the Western umbrella, with the blessing of all of Iraq’s neighbors,
as you can see today that the Iraqi dinar is still today 5,000 times less than its original value in 1980 and 500 times less than its value in 1991.
The Baath state seemed cohesive from the outside because of an organized dictatorship that affected everything and anything,
but it was permeated with inherent corruption, the almost complete collapse of its economic and human structures, and the exodus of millions of Iraqis who are the butter of the Iraqi people.
Linked to parties outside the borders, it has established large organizations and networks for looting and legitimized the theft of public money, and of course helped by banking chaos, as dozens of private banks were established, and the currency auction was the central bank, the main financier of corruption deals, in addition to the well-known suspicions of government banks.
As for the judiciary, it was never spared from organized corruption, as judges from the wombs of parties and militias were bred and bred.
They climbed the pyramid of judicial power and consolidated their control today over most of the joints of the Federal Court, the Supreme Judicial Council and the major courts.
Be confident that the conflict between the two Shiite currents and the conflict between the two Kurdish currents, the conflict between the Sunnis, the conflict within the parliament and its committees, the prosecution, and judicial sparring have nothing to do with your homeland, Iraq, its interests, hunger, thirst and loss of electricity.
The battle over how to divide the four hundred million dollars that enters Iraq daily, and the best way to loot it is the cooperation between the oil companies and the shares of Iran, Turkey, Jordan and the West from it. Who will be the Savior? LINK
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