After returning it for the purpose of auditing…the Iraqi facts address Parliament to send the budget schedules

After returning it for the purpose of auditing…the Iraqi facts address Parliament to send the budget schedules

2024-06-11 02:52

After returning it for the purpose of auditing...the Iraqi facts address Parliament to send the budget schedulesShafaq News/ Ministry of Justice spokesman, Ahmed Laibi, said on Tuesday that the Iraqi Facts Department addressed the House of Representatives with an official letter in order to send the schedules of the Federal Financial Budget Law for the year 2024 in order to publish them in the Official Gazette.

Laibi explained in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, that there are communications between the Facts Department and the House of Representatives to complete the procedures and publish the budget tables in the Iraqi Facts newspaper.

Meanwhile, a parliamentary source told the agency that this measure comes after the Real Estate Department returned the budget law schedules to the House of Representatives for the purpose of scrutinizing some articles and paragraphs of the law, but the House was late in sending them again.

The source added that the Council must return the budget law schedules before the end of this week and the Eid al-Adha holiday to avoid further delays.

At the beginning of last May, the Iraqi Council of Representatives voted on the budget schedules for the current year, 2024.

The budget included securing scholarships for university and school students, and increasing employee allocations by 4 trillion to secure the salaries of employees, new appointees, and retirees, and implementing the terms of contracts, appointments, and those whose contracts were terminated.

It also included allocating an amount of one trillion and 250 billion dinars to secure the increase in retirees’ salaries, and allocations for disbursing end-of-service rewards to civilian and military retirees.

As well as increasing social welfare allocations to include more than 650,000 new families, increasing the capital of the Real Estate Bank by 500 billion dinars to cover citizens’ lending requests for housing, and allocating an amount of 5 trillion dinars to secure farmers’ entitlements to purchase wheat and barley crops.

At the beginning of this June, a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Jamal Cougar, revealed an important step towards approving Iraq’s budget for the current year.

Koçer told Shafaq News Agency at the time that the House of Representatives voted on the budget law schedules and sent them in an official letter to the Ministry of Justice for the purpose of publishing them in the Iraqi newspaper Al-Waqe’i.

He stated that the budget schedules do not need to be approved by the Presidency of the Republic, given that Parliament voted last year on the three-year budget law.

He added that after publishing the budget tables in the Official Gazette, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning will disburse operational and investment expenses, allocations and financial dues to ministries, institutions, bodies and government agencies, in addition to disbursing the governorates’ dues as specified in the budget tables.