The proposed 2012 State Budget has been reviewed by a parliamentary committee and does not include unpaid civil servants’ salaries and allowances.
Committee Vice Chair Hinnavaru MP Ibrahim ‘Ibu’ Mohamed Solih said inclusion of the unpaid salaries depends on a favorable Supreme Court ruling.
If the court rules in favor, a supplementary budget should be submitted for parliamentary approval within 30 days, Haveeru reports.
Inclusion prior to the ruling would render the current proposal “useless”, Solih said.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) last month requested the committee to include the unpaid salaries and allowances (total value of Rf443,653,634.89) in the 2012 budget.
The Supreme Court is expected to publish its verdict soon.