Integrity Committee to clean up government staff lists
The Kurdistan Region’s Integrity Board has requested the government to provide names of all government employees who receive a salary but don’t work.
According to an official letter from the Integrity Board to the Presidency of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Council of Ministers, the Board requests the Council to provide information about those employees. The information request came in the shape of a form to include full names, gender, date of birth, education certificate, graduation year, employment year, position and phone number.
Following the receipt of the letter, the Ministerial Council issued an order to all its ministries and institutions as well as the Kurdistan Parliament and Presidency to provide all the requested information.
The council has warned all the institutions that failure to comply with the requirements will lead to legal actions.
“This is using one of our Board’s authorities to monitor the employment and administrative situation in the government institutions and will be in the benefit of the institutions,” said Dr. Ahmer Anwar, Head of the Kurdistan Region Integrity Board.
Ali Hama Salih, Member of the Kurdistan Region’s Parliament, had previously announced that there are more than 100,000 government employees who do nothing and get a salary from the government.
“Some say there are 50,000 such employees and some say 100, 000,” Dr. Anwar says. “We have requested these data to confirm the numbers.”
Dr. Anwar was optimist about receiving the requested information and said that the ministerial council has made the order to collect the information and they will forward the lists to us after collection.
“The ministerial council is now busy with a survey about this issue directly.”
There are 1.4 million people who receive salary from the government while only 740 thousand of them actually work for the government institutions.