Last minute: Additional budget bill is introduced in Parliament

The presidency of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey has introduced a bill to amend the 2022 central government budget law and related schedule, signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

With the proposed legislation, 817 billion 271 million 632 thousand lira will be added to the budget system of the administration and 63 billion 203 million 143 thousand lira will be added to the budget system of the special budget administration within the scope of general budget, totaling 880 billion 474 million 775 thousand lira.

Within the scope of the central government, public administration budgets include “staff costs” and “state contributions to social security institutions” in the economic code, 40.5 percent of the initial allocation, 20.2 percent of the initial allocation. “Presidential Appropriation” Economic Code. 1% allowance will be added. The President will be authorized to add treasury assistance allocations to the relevant administrative budget in exchange for the addition of allocations made within this scope.

Subject to the central government’s budget law for 2022, the general budget revenue estimate will be increased to a total of 1 trillion 80 billion 515 million 421 thousand lira.

Fair inflation of justice

In justification of the proposal, it was reminded that with the Union Government Budget Act of 2022 dated 17 December 2021, “1,750,957,322,000 Turkish Liras were allocated for central government budget expenditures” and the number 7344 was given, “however, as a result economic and To meet the need for geopolitical development, general price level allocations, a total of 1,080,515,421 allocations were added to the public administration budget within the central government’s perimeter, including economic codes ‘staff costs’ and ‘state premium expenditures for social security institutions’. It is proposed to add allowance. ” The statement was included.

The argument stated the following:

“Additional allowances are required; increase in natural gas and electricity prices for our citizens, increase in salaries and wages of government officials due to inflation, increase in pensions, transfer of assets to BOTAŞ for non-reflection of health premium payments. Citizens without social security, employer premium incentives. Budget transfers to security institutions such as government administration funding, purchase of electricity, fuel and fuel, living education, free textbooks, special education and rehabilitation assistance to persons with disabilities, education expenditure centers and special education schools, and allocation of defense and security institutions. Increased purchase of services, increased cost of family medicine services due to increased government employee pay coefficient, increased home care assistance for the disabled, and increased need for pension care for people over 65 and disability citizens, scholarships and allowances for primary and secondary school students And education expenses Growth, increase in social assistance costs, payment of state contributions to the salaries of candidate trainees and apprentices, and students receiving vocational training at the enterprise, continuing their internships or supplementary education, to our farmers who produce food grains. Contributions to international organizations are paid for by providing additional input costs support, increasing membership fees and increasing exchange rates, and increasing recruitment costs for TMOs and other SEOs. Allocation costs to consumers not to reflect rising grain prices, increased capital expenditures due to rising costs, especially Elazig, this is due to cost of construction of disaster houses, especially in Malta, Adiyaman and Izmir and other disasters, as well as increase in interest and other costs. Cost.

High community agreements are also reasonable

In fairness, the first paragraph of Article 5 of the 6th Term Joint Agreement covering 2022 and 2023 relating to financial and social rights for public servants and their service branches, signed under the Public Servants Union and the Collective Bargaining Act. It was said that it was decided to increase it by 5 per cent in the first term and 6 per cent in the second term.

It is argued that the 5 per cent rate fixed for the first period of 2022 with the 6th Term Joint Agreement was rearranged as 7.5 per cent with the 16th article of Act No. 7351 dated 19 January 2022, “In this framework, Although the growth rate was envisaged, an additional 2.5 per cent increase was enacted with Act No. 7351 and at the same time the population growth rate was 30.95 per cent of the total workforce with the difference in inflation. The expression was used.

On the other hand, it is stated in the Framework Agreement Protocol of the Public Collective Bargaining Agreement signed on August 11, 2021 that the total bare wages of public workers will increase by 5% in the first term of 2022 and 5% in the second term of 2022. With the Additional Framework Agreement Protocol, it was noted that the forecast growth rate of 5 percent for the first period of 2022 was reset as 7.5 percent.

In this context, although a 5 percent increase was predicted for the first period of 2022, an additional 2.5 percent increase was added to the Additional Framework Agreement Protocol and in the same period the inflation difference was reflected separately on wages, the following statements were used:

Although 5 percent growth is forecast for the second half of 2022, it is likely that this rate will be higher due to inflationary differences. Considering the changes, the active decisions taken in response to these changes and the budget revenue collection for the first five months, it is assumed that the revenue targets of the Budget Act will be implemented. Is expected to say.

The amount of revenue increase in the budget of the Central Government is included in the table marked (B) attached to this Act proposal by the Revenue Item. The bill is designed to prevent any hindrance to the performance of public services by understanding financial discipline and adding adequate allocations to orders that require additional allocations as required by the budget rights of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

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