The Cabinet held its regular session Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Abadi.
The amendment of paragraph (13) of the Instructions No. (4) of 2018, approved the instructions for the appointment of the job grades resulting from the movement of owners issued by the Council of Ministers Resolution No. (226) for the year 2018, as follows:
A – Thirteen: Students are recruited through the program of the Higher Committee for the development of education without going through the mechanism above.
B – The first three are appointed from each college or institute and the scholarship through the Ministry of Higher Education without going through the mechanism above.
The Council decided to exclude the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research from Article 11 / 4b of the General Budget Law to be allocated to the first three students and holders of higher degrees and not to repeat the first three of the same section.
The Council of Ministers voted to delay the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on Electronic Crime (Budapest) No. 185 of 2001 for the time being until the appropriate conditions are available.
The Council of Ministers recommended to the Iraqi Council of Representatives not to support the proposed amendment to the first law to include the Judicial Institute to the Supreme Judicial Council No. (70) for the year 2017.
The Council approved the Ministry of Communications to merge the General Company for the services of the International Information Network with the General Company for Communications to become a single company called (Public Company for Communications and Informatics) based on the provisions of Article 33 of the Federal Budget Law No. 9 of 2018.
It was agreed to amend paragraph (1) of the Cabinet Resolution No. (189) for the year 2014 on the draft of the Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of evasion of taxes on income and capital between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
The Council of Ministers approved the recommendation of the committee to write off the assets of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on the cancellation of vehicles number (26), which have been approved to be sold to the former officials in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 256 of 2016, amended by Decree No. (202) for the year 2018, In accordance with the provisions of Article 6 / B of the Instructions for Implementation of the Federal Budget for the fiscal year 2018.
The Ministry of Health was exempted from implementing the government contracts No. (2) for the year 2014 for the purpose of rehabilitating transport lines and reservoirs for the discharge of radioactive water at the National Amal Hospital and the establishment of irradiated iodine lounges with their tanks at the National Center for Cancer Diseases (formerly the Canal Hotel) The Ministry of Science and Technology / Atomic Energy Agency / Department of the treatment and destruction of chemical wastes and biologics and dangerous war in the manner of the only offer to the signatories in the Department of Medicine City to be borne by the Ministry of Health insurance amounts required for it.
The Council of Ministers also approved the exclusion of vehicles confiscated, smuggled and abandoned in the General Authority of Customs from the Cabinet Decision No. (68) of 2016, amended by Decree No. (237) for the year 2016 regarding the registration of vehicles, to be sold to citizens in accordance with the Customs Law No. 23 ) Of 1984 and the Law No. (14) for the year 1985 issued under it.
The Council approved the establishment of the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works directly by its subsidiaries in order to carry out its work in accordance with the details set forth below, in exception to the provisions of implementing government contracts No. (2) of 2014, according to the following:
1 – Maintenance and rehabilitation of the Dhi Qar concreti bridge in the province of Dhi Qar / Al Mutasim General Contracting Company.
2 – completion of bridge Draghi concrete in the province of Muthanna / Al Faw Engineering Company.
3. Maintenance and rehabilitation of the Musayyib Bridge in Babil Governorate / Saad General Company.
The Council of Ministers approved the granting of the status of “Public Benefit” to the Knowledge Foundation for Culture.
The Council also discussed the draft federal budget law for fiscal year 2019.