|‘Proposal to cut subsidy of 30% of people circulating in parliamentary committee’||
TEHRAN – In a review of the current year’s national budget plan, the Majlis Budget and Planning Organization has put forward a proposal to cut the cash subsidy of three groups of society with higher incomes, MP Ahmad Tavakoli says.
It is possible to cut the subsidy of 30 percent of the people, or three income deciles, and this proposal will be studied by the parliamentary committee, Tavakoli told the Mehr News Agency on Friday.
Currently, the payment of the cash subsidy is “quite unfair”, said Tavakoli who sits on the Majlis Budget and Planning Organization.
He said the previous administration refused to cut the subsidy of people with higher incomes, claiming that it was difficult to easily identify the poor and the rich, but this was not in accordance to the “teachings of Islam and human experience”.
Since the onset of Islam khoms has been paid to the poor without difficulty and an identification of the poor has not been difficult, he added.
The MP also said the countries which pay direct subsidy easily identify those in need.
Among the 18 countries only Iran is paying subsidy to all citizens equally, he stated.
“I believe that the new government wants and can revise this method.”
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