Iraqi Population: One Third Employed by the Government
|May 14, 2014||Filled under Iraqi News|
Iraqi News –
Ratio adopted in the countries of the world are not adjacent the 4 percent.
Despite the talk of the street for lack of employment opportunities and the decline of appointments in state institutions, but regulators confirm otherwise, it seems that the guarantees provided by the official institutions make the citizen is looking for, in conjunction with the decline in private sector activity since several years.
And reveal the economic and investment commission in the House of Representatives that Iraq is classified within the first rank in the high number of staff, and confirmed at the same time that the staff of Iraq have reached 17 percent of the population, while not exceeding the proportion of employees in the countries of the world the 4 percent.
He had earlier announced that the Ministry of Planning in its latest statistics, the number of government employees reached about 3 million and a half million employees on the permanent staffing, and employee formula million contracts, in addition to the 1.5 million member working in the Ministry of Defense and Interior.
According to a report to the Agency (Wi-News), the local Xiaa Abdul-Abbas, a member of the parliamentary Economic Committee acknowledges the existence of significant pressure on the state budget represented a lot of appointments.
He said there are three million employees, including employees of the security and defense forces receive their salaries from the state budget, in addition to the 300 000 employees on a self-financing and daily wages employees’ salaries and pensions.
He explained that Xiaa Iraq is classified within the first rank in the high number of staff, where numbered 17 percent of the population, while the countries of the world did not exceed the 4 percent.
He believed that the main reason that drives a lot of people to a government job, is to contain the many privileges and holidays, etc., in addition to high-paid.
In contrast, a member of the Economic Commission demanding b the need to activate the private sector to attract labor to him, in order to remove them from the government side and raise the pressure on the budget.
In turn, showed Najiba Najib, a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, that when we turn toward writing the budget, we encounter a major problem is the large number of operating expenses.
She Najib MP for the Kurdistan Alliance to a big draws by all ministries towards increasing the number of its employees.
Najib and find that the resolution of the issue requires the support and encouragement of the private sector, and development, in addition to legislation, the Unified Retirement Law for the private sector.
They pointed out that the enactment of this law will be the desire of individuals working in the private sector, and thus support for the budget and for investment.
Najib and completed by saying that to resolve the issue requires sharing efforts between the legislative and executive power, in addition to developing strategic plans to support the private sector and provide employment opportunities for graduates of colleges and universities.
Detection of the Finance Committee in the earlier, lower the unemployment rate from 50% to 11% during the past four years, pointing to that file Energy ranked first in the 2014 budget.
As said, the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation, in 2011, that the Iraqi government has allocated more than 700 billion Iraqi dinars to support the strategy of poverty alleviation in the country, saying it aims to alleviate the incidence of poverty from 23% to 16% in 2014.
Parliament did not succeed in completing the second reading of the draft budget since the middle of last March due to lack of quorum as a result of the withdrawal of MPs and the Kurdistan Alliance bloc united and others of different masses.
And the voice of the Iraqi cabinet, in (the 15 of January 2014), to approve a bill the federal budget for the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2014, and referred to the House of Representatives, according to the provisions of Articles (61 / item and 80 first / second item) of the Constitution, taking into account some of the amendments approved by the Council.
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