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.