Wednesday 31 March 2021
Books – Muhammad Nassar:
Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, today, Wednesday, held the weekly cabinet meeting to discuss a number of important decisions.
The Council approved a set of new decisions that Masrawy reviews in the following points:
1- The Council approved the Prime Minister’s draft decision to approve a minimum periodical bonus for those addressing the civil service law, at a rate of 75 pounds per month and without a maximum limit for the amount of the bonus, which is calculated according to the job wage on June 30, 2021.
2- Agreeing to approve a special allowance for workers in the state who are not addressed by the civil service law, starting from the first of July 2021 estimated at 13% of the basic wage for each of them on June 30, 2021, or at the date of appointment for those appointed after this date with a minimum of 75 pounds per month Consistent with what is prescribed for those addressing the civil service law, and without a maximum as well.
3- Approval of increasing the additional incentive monthly, starting from July 1, 2021, with cut financial categories, by 175 pounds for the fourth financial degrees and below, 225 pounds for the third financial degree, 275 pounds for the second financial degree, 325 pounds for the first financial degree, and 350 pounds for the manager’s grade General / large, and 375 pounds for the high class, and 400 pounds for the first financial degree, or the equivalent of each of them, and those appointed from among the employees or workers after this date benefit from this incentive, and this incentive is part of the complementary wage or the variable wage for each of them according to the circumstances, This is in accordance with the directives of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi regarding the state budget for the fiscal year 2021/2022, in an effort to improve the wages of workers in the administrative apparatus.
4- The Council approved the Prime Minister’s draft decision approving the amendment of Article 6 of the Executive Regulations for the Universities Law promulgated by Law No. 49 of 1972.
The amendment stipulated that the Supreme Council of Universities would form specialized scientific committees to look into the equivalence of academic degrees to examine the scientific content of university degrees and diplomas granted by universities and institutes that are not subject to the Law No. This law when you fulfill the requirements of the equation.
The Supreme Council of Universities sets the conditions and other additional controls to ensure the scientific qualification of the degree holder from one of the foreign universities or institutes that he specifies, and the recommendations of these committees shall not be effective until after they are approved by the Council.
5- The Council of Ministers approved the Prime Minister’s draft decision to issue the executive regulations for the Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises Development Law promulgated by Law No. 152 of 2020, which includes all the details related to licenses to start these projects, the required requirements, and the categories of fees that are collected against issuance of licenses and approvals. And the permits are for the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise Development Authority.
The executive regulations also dealt with the rules governing facilitating the availability of financing for these projects, the method for performing stalled projects for the dues of the public treasury, the state plan for concessional financing, reconciling the status of medium, small and micro enterprises operating in the informal economy, as well as determining tax and non-tax incentives for projects, and the foundations of Tax treatment, and incentives established for companies and enterprises supporting small and micro enterprises and entrepreneurship.
6- The Council agreed, in principle, to the request of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in accordance with the cooperation protocol signed with its Tanzanian counterpart, regarding the contract with I Friends Sport, so that the company undertakes the establishment, management and operation of youth sports centers in African countries, beginning in the State of Tanzania at its expense, within the framework of Strengthening relations between Egypt and the countries of the African continent in the field of sports.
The contract stipulates that the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports obtain the right to use some Tanzanian lands to establish these centers, with their management and operation, with the aim of providing distinctive sports and community services to the Tanzanian side, in cooperation with I Friends Sport in light of the experiences it has in managing and operating sports entities.
7- The Council of Ministers took several decisions related to providing strategic commodities, reducing the food gap, and reducing the import bill, as the procedures for implementing the contract farming system on soybean and sunflower crops were approved, and a clear mechanism was defined for the necessary operational steps in this regard. Determining the places of contracting for crops, so that the governorates of Minya, Sohag, Beni Suef, Assiut, Dakahlia, and Gharbia for soybean crops, and the governorates of Fayoum, New Valley, Giza, and new lands in the Farafra, Toshka, and East Owainat regions, for the harvest of sunflower, as agreed. Provided that the central administration for seed production takes over the task of providing seeds to farmers for both soybean and sunflower crops, implementation mechanisms and controls and contracting requirements have been defined between the various parties to this system, and the target area is 250 thousand acres of soybeans and 100 thousand acres of sunflowers. The price of supplying a ton of soybeans is 8 thousand pounds, and the price of supplying a ton of sunflower is 8500 pounds, and the GASC will bear the cost of transport from the land to the factory.
8- The council agreed to set the price of supplying local wheat ardeb for the 2021 season, to be 725 pounds for ardeb, with a cleanness of 23.5 carats, an increase of 25 pounds compared to last year, and at 715 pounds for ardeb, a degree of cleanliness of 23 carats, and 705 pounds for ardeb, a degree of cleanliness of 22.5 carats.
9- The Council of Ministers approved the amendment of the name of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries at Future University, to be the “Faculty of Pharmacy”, in line with the relevant international standards, in order to enable Egyptian universities to make greater progress in global rankings.