Parliamentary Finance: There is no budget for 2020 without an authentic government .. and reveals a formula for its passage

Parliamentary Finance: There is no budget for 2020 without an authentic government .. and reveals a formula for its passage

1/19/2020 10:54 AM

Parliamentary Finance - There is no budget for 2020 without an authentic government and reveals a formula for its passage{Baghdad: Al Furat News} revealed a legal formula that authorizes the current government to send the budget for the current year 2020.
At a time when the Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed that the current caretaker government does not have the authority to do so, and that the state will work according to the 1/12 mechanism in the current budget until a fully-empowered government is formed.
The decision of the Finance Committee, Ahmed Al-Saffar, confirmed in a press statement, that “the draft budget is still in the hands of the government, and it was not sent to the House of Representatives, because the government does not have the authority to send it,” noting that “before the end of the legislative holiday, the Chairman of the Finance Committee sent a letter to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers And the Budget Authority of the Ministry of Finance, in which it notifies that the Council is going to the legislative holiday. ”
He explained, “All parliamentary movements regarding the passage of the budget are illegal,” noting that “the Financial Management Law indicates that the laws must be sent from an authentic government and not the government of everyday matters that do not have the authority to send laws.”
He added, “According to the Financial Management Law, the state will work with a budget 1/12 of the budget law for the previous year 2019, and it means that work will be done according to everything that was spent in 2019 month after month, and that the operational spending includes only salaries, wages and daily obligations except for the budget. Investment. ”
Al-Saffar pointed out that “working with this form of the Financial Management Law will stop the work of projects. Therefore, the House of Representatives made an amendment to a legal article in the Financial Management Law to allow the transfer, launch and continuation of the amounts allocated to projects in the 2019 budget, and the aim of which is to continue projects and not to freeze public funds, and to The rate of unemployment and poverty does not rise, so the House of Representatives voted to amend the aforementioned article and allow the continuation of the projects allocated in the 2019 budget only. ”
The decision of the Finance Committee indicated that “through the communication of the committee with the budget committee in the Ministry of Finance, we have seen a draft budget in 2020 that included a deficit of 48 trillion dinars, while the deficit in the 2019 budget had reached 27 trillion dinars.”
He pointed out that “the size of the deficit in the budget of 2020 is exaggerated, and the reasons for it were the package of reforms launched by the government to respond to the demands of the demonstrators and return the separated and open new job grades, in addition to the strengthening of the budget.”
They pointed out that “the size of the salaries that were paid in the budget of 2019 reached 38 trillion, while in the budget in 2020, it reached 52 trillion dinars, with a difference of only 14 trillion in salaries,” indicating that this is not from the “This is the reason” The Council of Ministers goes to the House of Representatives, because the government does not want to bear the huge budget deficit, and therefore has been reluctant to send it. ”
Al-Saffar explained, “The Iraqi-Chinese agreement was sent despite our entry in 2020 and it does not reach the level of the agreement, which must be with the approval of the Council of Representatives, for that agreement is closer to a memorandum of understanding that is supposed to fall within the budget of 2020, but if it is a memorandum of understanding or agreement Within the 2019 budget, it does not need the approval of the House of Representatives, but if it enters the 2020 budget, then it certainly needs the approval of Parliament through its approval of the draft budget and making it a binding law.

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