The dream of Moataz Al-Waeli, holder of a doctorate in statistics, continues to dissolve into government appointment because of the promises he described as “false”, while his peers who hold higher and academic degrees continue to demonstrate in order to achieve the same dream after a painstaking study that has lasted for years.
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According to the laws in force, the Iraqi legislator has divided employees into 10 job ranks, in addition to the (A) grade for those appointed after the Iraqi parliament votes in their favor, in the position of deputy minister or secretary and advisor in the three presidencies up to the rank of ambassador, while the higher degree (B) according to the Iraqi legislator It includes the general manager jobs and the higher supervisory duties, and then the job ranks are divided from the tenth hierarchy down to the first degree.
Al-Waeli describes that as one of the gates of financial waste and satisfying the political blocs that now control everything in the country, stressing the need to continue popular demonstrations to end corruption and gain the people their constitutional rights.
Al-Waili refuses to root the role of ethnicity, subordination, or partisanship in holding the joints of implementation and preventing the political corruption system taking over – according to him – in the future to neutralize favoritism, factionalism and quotas at the expense of the institutions of the people’s and state’s capabilities.
At the end of March, the Iraqi parliament approved the fiscal budget for 2021 at 129 trillion, 993 billion and 291 million dinars (89 billion dollars), while the budget revenues were estimated at 101 trillion, 320 billion, 141 million and 985 thousand dinars, while the total deficit amounted to 28 trillion and 672 One billion and 867 million dinars (19.5 billion dollars).
The budget estimated the revenue calculation on the basis of $ 45 for the price of a barrel of oil, at the rate of exporting 3.25 million barrels per day, at a time when oil exports constitute 95% of the financial revenues of this budget.
The expert in Iraqi economic affairs, Alaa Al-Asadi, expressed his surprise at the approval of the Minister of Finance, Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi, to appoint about 511 job degrees as deputy minister and 5030 job degrees as general manager, while Allawi issued an official letter in the middle of last month imposing taxes on the salaries of public sector employees to provide The cash flow of the state.
Al-Asadi added – to Al-Jazeera Net – that large countries such as the United States, Britain and India do not have such a number of deputy ministers positions. He pointed out that India and Britain, which have a gigantic economy, only have 25 deputy ministers, meaning one agent for each minister.
Ironically, the governorates of the Kurdistan region have allocated about 696 general manager positions, while the number of regional departments does not exceed 100. And here Al-Asadi wonders about the fate of this wasted money: Where is it going? Meanwhile, employees in the region have not received their salaries for months. Advertising
In addition to the number of deputy ministers and general directors, there are 23 ministers and 325 deputy ministers, with the three presidents (the Republic – Parliament – Ministers) for a total of 5.892 degrees, who consume about 40% of the size of the federal financial budget, divided in the form of salaries, allocations, security protections and travel delegations, according to Al-Asadi. .
The basic salary and allocations for the deputy minister is 12 million dinars ($ 8200), while the salary of the director general is 8 million dinars ($ 5,500). About 6 billion and 132 million dinars, while the total sum of the salaries of general managers amounts to 40 billion and 240 million dinars per month.
Auction for selling positions
The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has specialized in approximately 486 positions as a general manager, according to Professor at the University of Babylon Dr. Muthanna Al-Talqani, considering – in his speech to Al-Jazeera Net – that there is an auction for the sale of positions, as work is being done to subjugate Iraqi universities that contain a number of Colleges specialized in medical, human and other sciences to the wishes of the Iraqi parties.
Al-Taleqani added – to Al-Jazeera Net – that the selection of thousands of college deanships is done within the framework of party distribution, until the case has reached the deduction of some of these colleges’ allocations for the benefit of the economic bodies formed by the parties that are followed by the deans of the colleges and the party candidates.
He believed that the nature of people and their ability to practice work in private offices lacks 90% of specialization in work, and that this has caused the fragility of public institutions and the erosion of their bodies through financial and administrative corruption.
The distorted system
The economist Mustafa Akram Hantoush believes that the Iraqi state in most of its joints depends in its administrative system on the expansion and centralization of the state, as the number of special degrees in Iraq depends on the basis that the Iraqi state has ramifications in all aspects of life (industrial, commercial, service, health, agricultural, Security, sovereignty), but added, “This system or this system is almost idle and the Iraqi street is receiving its services between the ravages of the private sector and the ravages of corruption.”
Hantoush also pointed out – in his speech – that this system has caused a clear sagging and the heaviest of the state’s effort, and that the administrative system needs to be recognized that its shape is distorted and needs clear modification, such as converting public sector companies into joint stock companies and then mixing with capital and moving away from centralization.