Council of Ministers approves pension, salary reform bill

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers meeting on Wednesday December 11, 2019 (Photo Credit: KRG/Website)

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers on Wednesday (December 11) approved a draft pension and salary reform bill, which will now be returned to the Kurdistan Parliament for a vote.

The meeting was chaired by KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani.

The reform bill will include changes to the Region's pension, salary, stipends, and privilege systems.

“Reform is an ongoing process and in the next phases it will include all departments from the government,” Barzani said.

“Since the ninth cabinet was formed, we have promised to send this bill to the Parliament because it is a project all the parties in the government have worked on and participated in,” he added.

The bill was approved by the Council of Ministers unanimously.

In order for the changes to become law, they will have to be approved by Parliament, which has already returned the legislation to the government for changes once before.

(NRT Digital Media)