, Cabinet spokesman Hassan Nazim announced, on Friday, that “the file of government appeals in some items of the general budget for the year 2021 is still being considered by the Federal Court, and everyone is still waiting for the results,” noting that “the Ministry of Finance has started meetings for preparing a budget.” 2022 and in coordination with the Ministry of Planning.
Nazim confirmed to the official news agency, “The government is trying not to fall into the problems of delaying the budget, as happened in the year 2021, so it has started from now on arranging the conditions for the 2022 budget and preparing it in a timely manner, and this matter is positive and important.”
He continued, “The exchange rate is a project that has been on the table for many years before previous governments that did not dare to take it, and it is not new or heresy from this government, so previous governments did not dare to implement it because it would reflect on them negative opinions, media campaigns and otherwise,” stressing that “these The government took the initiative and decided to change the exchange rate of the dollar in the interest of the Iraqi economy as a whole.”
He noted that “there may be a negative situation or an increase in prices, but these are partial challenges, but with the overall vision of the reform paper (the white paper), the Iraqi economy will accept greater problems unless the dollar exchange rate changes, so the government benefited from the change in the exchange rate and the projects benefited from this change. Also, and that the Iraqi economy will recover little by little, and not only by changing the exchange rate, but for all the decisions and visions of the white paper in this government.”
He added that “the issue of preparing a new salary scale for employees is one of the contentious issues that are still between the executive and legislative authorities, but it is a problem in the first place related to the legislative authority,” noting that “the government cannot change salaries because changing them is a matter of law and the law does not change except by the Council of Ministers.” Representatives.”
He pointed out that “the current economic and health conditions have limited a lot of discussion on this issue,” noting that “there are partial solutions launched by ministers for employees with low salaries and as permitted by law, including hazard and professional allowances and legal allowances, but as a total project related to changing this salary scale. It is a matter of the legislature.
And regarding the degrees of deletion and creation, he explained that “the state ministries prepared the degrees of deletion and creation resulting from the referral to retirement and deaths and started preparing them and sent to the Federal Service Council, which was entrusted with issues of appointments,” noting that “the degrees of deletion and creation remain in the ministries, but it is governed by the Budget Law for 2021. Which suspended appointments with the possibility of referring them to the budget for the next year with the possibility of disposing of them when necessary sometimes.” Ended 29/R77