Baghdad / news
The Parliamentary Finance Committee decided this week to host the Minister of Finance to discuss the reasons for delaying the distribution of salaries of employees and retirees and not to send the 2020 budget.
“The committee is trying to open communication channels with the Ministry of Finance, but the latter does not respond seriously to the committee to discuss many financial files,” the committee’s rapporteur, Ahmed Al-Saffar, said in a statement to the official newspaper.
He pointed out that “the committee will discuss with the Minister of Finance, the Undersecretary of the Ministry and the Director General of the Accounting Department via a television circle the reasons for these delays, as well as discuss the conditions of salaries of free lecturers and contracts, as well as other outstanding financial files.”
He added that “this discussion will discuss these files with the Ministry officials in detail to find solutions to them, and in the event the Minister of Finance does not attend the meeting, the committee will be obliged to hold a meeting after the blessed Eid Al-Adha to take decisions on that.”
It is noteworthy that the House of Representatives has held up many of its sessions due to the Corona pandemic, including those related to the discussion of financial files, and it is hoped that it will resume its work after the Eid holiday.