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IEA allocates 4 billion Afghanis as national budget for retirees

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Council of Ministers of the Islamic Emirate (IEA) in its recent meeting has discussed budget plan for pensions. The country’s ministry of finance has asked for 4 billion afghanis budget for pensions.
A spokesperson to the ministry of finance in an interview with The Kabul Times correspondent said 4 billion national budget has been allocated for pensions.
According the finance ministry’s spokesperson Ahmad Wali Haqmal, the council of ministers meeting held this Monday discussed the budget plan for pensions.
The Ministry of Finance said they sent their final plan for pensions to the Council of Ministers, and after the approval of this plan pensions will be paid.
Previously, the spokesperson of the ministry of finance had said that there were some challenges, and they solved them and made a plan with the cooperation of the Science Academy and sent it to the council of ministers and they would discuss, adding that after the approval of that plan, they would start to pay pensioners.
He said 4 billion Afghani has been allocated in the budget for retirement salaries and retirees would receive their salaries from the bank.
In Afghanistan, government employees go for retirement at age of 65 years or the employee can go for retirement when completed forty years of service with the government.
On the other hand, those retired have asked the Islamic Emirate (IEA) to approve the budget for pensions so that they can get their pensions, saying that they’re in bad economic condition.
According to ministry of finance, currently, there are 149,868 retirees in the country. The ministry says the number of those alive reaches 110,285 and the number of retirees who have passed away reaches 39,583. It is worth mentioning that problems facing retirees in getting their salaries have been almost resolved.
A number of retired government workers and veterans who claim to have not been paid pensions have asked the Islamic Emirate to approve the allocated budget for pensions. The retirees said they have not received their pensions this year or last year.
Samiullah Momand

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.