Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed on Tuesday, a government proposal to reduce the allocations of the three presidencies and special grades, while noting that this reduction will contribute to the disbursement of employee’s salaries.
“There is a set of measures that the government will take in order to enable it to pay the salaries of employees, especially after the drop in oil prices below $ 30 per barrel, and the Iraqi state’s dependence on oil imports in building the public budget,” The committee’s rapporteur, Ahmed Al-Saffar, told Shafaq News
"There is a proposal by the government to reduce the allocations of the three presidencies , special grades, ministers, their deputies, general managers and those in their rank, provided that this reduction does not include employees at lower levels."
"This proposal exists with the government for the purpose of deducting part of the special allocations, which in turn constitutes a large burden on the operational budget,” Al-Saffar added.
It should be noted that Iraq is facing a serious challenge in securing the salaries of its employees after the price of a barrel of oil in world markets fell to less than $ 30, while the parliament approved the price of a barrel of oil at $ 56 to 2020 budget.
With the continued collapse of oil prices, the budget deficit in Iraq may reach approximately 35 billion dollars, and the country will be unable to secure the salaries of employees.