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06-29-2015, 05:24 AM
Committee of the Regions: Decentralization will be applied early August .. and the government lost no time establishing conferences Results [/ltr]

BAGHDAD / Wael grace

[ltr] Ministries are moving slowly towards the transfer of powers to local governments, according to the law of 21 average. The Ministry of Municipalities and occupies the first place in response to the law, which threatens the provinces to resort to the courts if the government did not rate implemented by the beginning of next August.
The Commission criticized the parliamentary provincial government's attempts to evade the timing of implementation of the law, and conferences in the provinces "useless," time is running out as the government, which has promised to hold a new amendment to the law, which is find the relevant committee "a waste of time."

On the other hand is a former minister, it was among the crew of the Maliki government, said the law "is not viable," and that he is trying to divide the country into 15 regions.
Law 21 (http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9781278244815-item.html) is one of the important files that contained the political agreement to form a government stocks Abadi. He acknowledged the House of Representatives, at its previous session, the second amendment to the provincial law No. 21 of 2008.

The law gives oil-producing provinces five dollars and one dollar allowance for each barrel of oil extracted, gives them the right to act as a large part of the border outlets revenue. The law also provides for the withdrawal of most of the service ministries and the powers granted to local governments.
The prime minister Haider al-Abadi (http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9781242984938-item.html), decided earlier this year to withdraw the appeal submitted by the Maliki government-Law No. 21. The student ministries and local governments to submit proposals to be included in the second amendment to the law.

Threat to resort to the judiciary
And it vowed to the parliamentary committee of the regions to resort to the Federal Court to respond to the reluctance of the government and issued a resolution in which exciting ministries and local governments calls for application of the law to wait pending the completion of the third amendment of Law No. 21.
And got (range), earlier, the government document calling for ministries and local governments in the transfer of powers to wait until the proceedings agree on a third amendment to Law 21 (http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9781278244815-item.html).

And it threatened to eight provinces in the center and south, Saturday, to sue the ministry lagging the transfer of powers to it with renewed its commitment to decentralization and transfer of powers. She stressed create staffs and requirements to work full decentralization and willingness to her, and demanded the abolition of the central decisions idle for the validity of the provincial councils in the issuance of domestic legislation.

He says the decision of the Committee of the Regions in the House of Representatives Messenger Abu Hasna that "the government has not moved so far towards the transfer of powers and the time is not in their favor."

He adds Abu Hasna, in connection with the "long", that "the government so far assume that it is capable of a new amendment to the law," pointing out that "time is running out and the amendment need a bill is sent to the House of Representatives to take its natural context in the legislation and this is is disproportionate with the date of implementation of the law, which is approaching. "
And waiting for the Committee of the Regions and the provinces, both, what the government will do in the next 5 August, the date of entry into force of Law 21 (http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9781278244815-item.html), as the two parties threatening to resort to the judiciary to carry out its provisions.

He said Abu Hasna "The amended law is very sophisticated for the rest of the laws of countries in the region, and received acclaim conference a few weeks ago in Tunisia on the regulation of financial and legislative affairs of the provinces."

It was supposed that the government, according to the law, the transfer of federal powers, gradually to the provinces. But a member of the Committee of the Regions says, "It did not happen in all ministries, there are wobbling response of some government agencies," pointing out that "the most active and vivid municipalities in this area has moved about 50% of Slahaatha so far to the provinces."

The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Parliament Ahmed al-Jubouri revealed "to provide 8 Ministries suggestions on the law of the provinces", calling for the postponement of granting powers to local governments until 2017 and calls for the ministries need to edit some 20 legislation before a bill 21 (http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9782800130217-item.html)into effect.
Among the laws that demanded the concerned ministries modified the Civil Service Act No. 24 of 1962 amended, and the law of the angel No. 25 of 1960 amended, and the Uniform Code No. retirement 9 for the year 2014, and the law of the discipline of state employees and the public sector, and the law of salaries of state employees, and the law of the development of administrative formations , and the law of the sale and rental of state funds (http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9781293276921-item.html).
The government wants to gain time

To say that Salem Amuslimawi, the other member of the Committee of the Regions, "The government is trying to waste time holding meetings to study the transfer of powers while the clock is ticking and time is approaching implementation of the law."

Special conference was to discuss the transfer of powers, which was held at the end of last April Karbala measures, he did not come out anything new, according to the Committee of the Regions. And confirmed the government, during the conference, on the transfer of powers to the provinces, describing it as is "irrevocable."

He adds Amuslimawi, in connection with the "long", "The government is trying to find the exits or gain time in the case of the transfer of powers, but it has spent law became effective."

And confirms the MP for the mass of the citizen. "The justifications provided by the government to wait the transfer of powers is compelling, most justifications and talking about the unwillingness of the provinces to receive these new powers." Amuslimawi stresses that "the Committee of the Regions visited a number of provinces and found great willingness among the provinces that are transport gradually." "I protest against the backdrop of the provinces and the threat of challenge and we will be discussing at length, in the beginning of the new legislative term of the Commission, we will take action if the government continued not to transfer powers".

Questioned the ability of provinces
Some provinces and denies it is able to manage thorny files. Officials in Basra, it was stated, the most enthusiastic provinces to expand the powers, "The local authority is ready to receive new powers but gradually", where Basra has lost much of its staff during the past decades were rushed to Baghdad.
But in return questioned the Minister of Youth and Sports Jassim Mohammed Jaafar former provinces the ability of the powers of the size of the ministries of administration.

He says that "each province will be within 42 years as director," which is leaner Jaafar finds in the administrative system and the incentive to achieve good positions according to quotas.

He adds member of a coalition of state law, "long" that "amendments to the law, imposed on second-Maliki government, can not be achieved."
In addition to carrying the provinces difficult burden of the new powers, says Jaafar said the transfer of powers "are considered as a division of the country into 15 federal," adding that "the recent amendments to the law were behind the motives of partisan and every hand they want from behind the amendment to get gains in the province."

And finds the leader of the coalition of state law that "the law is intended to break up Iraq and the abolition of the ministries," noting that "some technical issues in the project contracts will cause a great upheaval in the work."