Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Council of Ministers decided, on Tuesday, to write off the financial sums and their bank interests from the employees of the Institution of Political Prisoners who died in “terrorist” operations, while approving the national strategy for the security of critical infrastructures.
The Media Office of the Prime Minister stated, in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the Council of Ministers held its regular session headed by its Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, during which it discussed the developments of events in the country, in addition to discussing the topics on the agenda.
He pointed out that the Council hosted the Chairman of the Independent High Electoral Commission to discuss their needs to facilitate the holding of elections on October 10, 2021.
The Council approved, according to the statement, the continuation of the Electoral Commission’s work in paragraph (2) of the Cabinet Resolution (61 of 2018), and its exclusion from paragraphs (5, 6, 12) of the Ministry of Finance’s circular No. (2437) on January 27, 2010.
And decided to continue the work of the Commission in paragraph (23) of the Council of Ministers Resolution (276 of 2019), and to postpone the exclusion of the Commission from the procedures for renting warehouses affiliated with the Commission set out in Article (40) of the Law of Selling and Renting State Funds (21 of 2013), which relates to service wages at a rate of (2%) of the provisions of Article (11/paragraph first) and Article (26/paragraph III/c), regarding the extension of the rent allowance named in the contract, imposes an increase of (10%) of the previous year’s rent.
The Council voted to allocate the Ministry of Finance three billion dinars to the Municipality of Baghdad from the emergency reserve for the fiscal year / 2021, to expand Streets (77) and Street (80), and Baghdad – Kut Rustumiya Road, and return midwives to their correct path according to the technical specifications provided by the Ministry of Electricity.
And approved the insurance of only two billion dinars for the aforementioned project, through transfers and through coordination between the Ministries of Finance and Planning.
The Council approved the draft law of the Institute for the Preparation of Police Commissioners, taking into consideration the remarks of the Ministry of Interior and the Legal Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
The council voted to “write off the Ministry of Finance the sums of money and all its benefits resulting from the employees’ debts in the Institution of Political Prisoners, of whom were martyred exclusively as a result of terrorist operations, instead of extinguishing them.”
He also agreed to waive the amount of income tax on the issuance of bonds of the Republic of Iraq for the year / 2006, owed by the Commercial Bank of Iraq exclusively for the years from 2006 to 2017, amounting to five billion and 701 million and 142 thousand dinars.
The Council approved the national strategy for the security of critical infrastructures, taking into consideration the opinion of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.