Parliamentary Finance: The government will challenge a new batch of budget items

Parliamentary Finance The government will challenge a new batch of budget items

The House of Representatives Finance Committee recommended that the government file another appeal for the 2023 budget.

The government filed a lawsuit with the Federal Court over 12 legal articles in the budget, including Articles 2, 16, 20, 28, 62, 63, 65, 70, 71, 72, and 75. These articles relate to contracts, appointments, compensation, and salary deductions, according to committee member Muhammad Nuri in an interview with Al-Sabah newspaper.

He pointed out that the government’s argument confirmed that the budget law published in Al-Waqi’ newspaper included articles not present in the government’s draft law submitted to parliament. Additionally, the budget items’ amendments and additions have financial implications and are inconsistent with the government program.

Nuri mentioned that there may be other appeals by the government for additional materials being added. His committee is currently awaiting instructions on how to implement the budget after issuing a state order to stop the implementation of certain articles from the Federal Court.

“I learned from the deputy that past appeals to the budget will have an impact on certain aspects, such as contracts, additions, and financial costs, but not on the region’s development program or the basics of budget work. It seems that the impact is specific and not all-encompassing. This information is quite helpful in understanding the effects of past budget appeals.”