Member of Parliamentary Finance: Conflict between the Palms and K-Card delays the payment of employee salaries

Policy 7/13/2020 13:58 1155 Editor: ha    

Baghdad today – private

Member of Parliamentary Finance Committee, MP Naji Idris, said on Monday (July 13, 2020) that the problem of delayed payment of employee salaries is “administrative, not financial,” while pointing out that there is a conflict between the two palm companies and KCard for distribution via smart cards.

Idris said in an interview with (Baghdad today), that “the problem of delayed payment of employee salaries is administrative and not financial,” stressing that “financial liquidity has been available for five days.”

He added, “The problem is due to a conflict between smart card companies, as Al-Rasheed Bank contracts with (Al-Nakheel Master) and Al-Rafidain Bank, which contracts with (K-Card).”

The deputy explained, “The central bank is the first accountant on the case, as no firm measures have yet been taken against these companies,” noting that “the exchange continues due to the existence of financial financing.”

For his part, an employee in one of the state departments spoke to (Baghdad Today), saying: “A large number of citizens depend on their salaries, as any interruption or delay negatively affects the provision of livelihoods.”

He added, that employees of his department “did not receive their salaries for 6 months, and despite that we go to work daily, which increases the pressure on our families, with the scarcity of the free services that we get represented by housing, water, electricity and medicine.”

The employee, who asked not to be named, asked: “Who will understand the lack of salary, the owner of the rent, or the owner of the generator who is claiming his entitlement every month end,” noting that “the situation has become very tired, and I do not have the ability to support my children.”

The House of Representatives had voted on a law introduced by the government, allowing it to borrow from home and abroad, to cover urgent and major benefits.

This comes at a time when the salaries of employees have been delayed, to about 50 days so far, including the salaries of the Ministry of Health and doctors who face the Corona crisis.


Al-Kazemi instructs the formation of the new Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council

Monday 13 July 2020 | 07:45 pm

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi directed the formation of the new (Iraqi-Saudi) Coordination Council, to succeed the previous Council, which was made up of ministers of the resigned government .

A statement of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers stated, “This came in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers. The council will be chaired by Minister of Finance Ali Abdul Amir Allawi, and membership of each of the ministers of planning, oil, transportation, agriculture, culture, industry and minerals, youth and sports, higher education and scientific research. ” .

He continued, “The committee also includes the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers (the National Coordinator of the Council), the Governor of the Central Bank, the President of the National Investment Commission (Council Rapporteur), the Senior Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense, the Under Secretary of the Ministry of Interior for Intelligence and Federal Investigations, and the Under Secretary of the Ministry of Finance , And the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Iraqi government meets south of the country


7/13/2020 11:47:23

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Shafaq News / Today, Monday, an official government source said that the next Iraqi cabinet session will be held in the southernmost province of Basra.

A source in the prime minister’s office told Shafaq News that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi will hold the regular cabinet meeting next Wednesday in Basra Governorate, in the presence of all the ministers.

It is noteworthy that Basra witnesses almost daily, demonstrations of workers, employees and the general population related to financial dues and the improvement of service conditions and the electricity crisis.

A government bank will resume work tomorrow to pay salaries


07/13 2020 12:44:04

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Shafaq News / The state-owned Rafidain Bank announced on Monday that it will resume some of its branches tomorrow, in order to complete the process of distributing public sector salaries.

The media office of the bank said in a statement received by Shafaq News, that “some of the branches involved in the payment of state employees salaries were directed to resume work tomorrow and in coordination with the Central Bank of Iraq to complete the process of distributing salaries.”

He added that the resumption of the branches’ work and the distribution of salaries would be in compliance with the precautionary measures against the Corona virus.

Al-Kazemi visits a southern governorate tomorrow


7/13/2020 10:16:55

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Shafak News / A source in the Prime Minister stated that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi will visit a southern governorate on Tuesday to launch several projects.

The source said to Shafaq News, that Al-Kazimi will visit Karbala governorate tomorrow, Tuesday, in order to open the Turkish Hospital, Al-Hawli Street, Al-Joud Factory for sterilizers, and the Fourth Life Hall.

Al-Kazemi is expected to meet with provincial officials to discuss with them prominent files, chief among them the Corona pandemic and public services.

Iraq shut down the official working hours on the occasion of the “July 14 Revolution”


7/13/2020 10:42:14

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Shafaq News / The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced that the official working hours will be suspended tomorrow, Tuesday.

In a short statement received by Shafaq News, the secretariat said that it announces the suspension of the official working hours on Tuesday, on the occasion of the anniversary of the July 14 revolution.

The July 14, 1958 revolution, led by Abdul Karim Qasim, had toppled the Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq, which was founded by King Faisal I under British patronage, and subsequently killed all members of the Iraqi royal family, including King Faisal II, Crown Prince Abdul Ilah and Prime Minister Nuri Saeed.

And Abdul Karim Qasim established the Iraqi Republic, until he was overthrown in the February 8, 1963 coup, which was executed.

The Iraqi Central Bank discusses linking banks to the multi-currency “structures” platform

Political | 04:19 – 13/07/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News

, The Central Bank of Iraq discussed, on Monday, the plans of action of banks operating in Iraq, to ensure that it is easily linked to a multi-currency “structures” platform.

A statement issued by the bank / Mawazine News / a copy of it stated, “The Central Bank of Iraq, in cooperation with the Arab Monetary Fund, organized a workshop for banks operating in Iraq to participate in the platform, this came after the announcement of the launch of a platform for Arab payments of the Regional Foundation for the Clearing and Settlement of Arab Payments, which It is managed by the Arab Monetary Fund and preparations are made for this bank and a number of local banks for direct participation in the platform.

The statement added, “The workshop discussed the proposed banks ‘business plans and touched on the technical requirements and the steps required to ensure that they are easily connected to the platform and to know the banks’ readiness to do so.”

The “Bani” platform represents a multi-currency payment platform that provides clearing and settlement services in Arab currencies and international currencies that meet the eligibility requirements, to clearing and settling inter-Arab financial transactions as well as financial transactions between Arab countries and the main trading partners of Arab countries.

It aims to enable financial and banking institutions in the Arab region, including central and commercial banks, to send and receive inter-payments in all parts of the Arab region and outside in a safe and reliable manner at an appropriate cost and high efficiency, in addition to that the Bani platform provides participants with modern payment solutions that are in line with standards and principles International and international compliance requirements.

And in the opportunities for economic and financial integration in the Arab region, it actively contributes to it to support investment links with the trading partners of the Arab countries on various continents.

The platform will be available to all banks that meet the criteria and conditions for participation in them, foremost among which are the standards and procedures for compliance aspects. Ended 6/29 n

Under the direction of Al-Kazemi .. Oil donates fuel for free to private generators in exchange for lower pricing

Editing Date: 7/13/213 14:38

[Baghdad_Yan] The

Ministry of Oil announced that it donated free fuel to private electricity generators in exchange for lowering current prices and increasing processing hours.

The decision was directed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

Citizens complained that the owners of private generators increased the prices of amps for the month of July without taking into consideration their circumstances, the country’s condition and unemployment due to the Corona pandemic.

Domestic and foreign borrowing law comes into effect

Time: 7/3/2020 13:47:38

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Iraqi Official Gazette {official} published a law on domestic and external borrowing to enter into force.

A statement of the Ministry of Justice, which the {Euphrates News Agency} received, a copy of it, quoted the Director General of the newspaper’s department, Haifa Shukr Mahmoud, as saying that “the new issue of the Iraqi Fact Sheet has been issued with the number (4590), which included a presidential decree and a number of decisions and statements that Ratified by the Presidency of the Republic. ”

And he stated, “The issue included the issuance of Law No. (5) for the year 2020, domestic and foreign borrowing to finance the fiscal deficit for the year 2020.”

Ammar Al-Masoudi

Intelligence agency: terrorist plan to target citizens in Baghdad foiled

Baghdad / news

Today, Monday, the Intelligence Agency announced that a terrorist plot to target citizens in Baghdad has been thwarted.

The agency said in a statement received by “Al-Ikhbaria” that “five leaders of the” ISIS “terrorist who were wearing explosive belts were killed.

She added, “The operation was carried out within the Abu Ghraib sector.”