Mexico.- If the INE applied AMLO’s austerity, it would save 1,273.3 million pesos, revealed officials of the Ministry of Public Function, resources that could be added to the expense that the revocation of mandate will generate.
In the Mañanera conference on January 13, 2022, Secretary of Public Function Roberto Salcedo Aquino and the undersecretary, announced the results that the National Electoral Institute if republican austerity were self-applied.
With all respect for their autonomy, both officials commented prior to announcing the savings that the INE would have to carry out the revocation of the mandate and the popular consultation, if it applied the austerity that preaches and practices the AMLO government.
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“It is about transferring a little the experience that has been had with the spending policy,” said the official of the Public Function Secretary, who reported on the exact figures.
On the one hand, he recalled that the INE has a budget of 19 thousand 736 million 600 thousand pesos for the year 2022, to which 830 million pesos are added to carry out the revocation of the mandate and the popular consultation.
After that, it was revealed that applying the AMLO’s austerity at the INE, especially in the salary tabulators for senior officials, the elimination of payments in major medical insurance and adjustments of operating expenses, would generate a saving of 718.8 million pesos.
Furthermore, this austerity measure, which is already being applied by the Federal Government and not by the National Electoral Institute, does not affect the operational or unionized personnel of said autonomous institution, nor does it imply reducing jobs.
It was detailed that applying the republican austerity in the National Electoral Institute it would generate a saving of 130.3 million pesos, only in the reduction of salaries of 1,336 positions, which implies from direct seniors to the presiding counselor.
In addition, applying the austerity of the AMLO government in the expenses of personal stimuli, would generate a saving of 150 million pesos. While removing insurance for major medical expenses would save 131.6 million pesos, and finally, saving on individualized separation insurance would be 306.9 million pesos more.
On the other hand, it was announced that if the INE applies austerity to operating expenses, a saving of 554.5 million pesos would be generated, to which are added the 830 million pesos that were assigned to carry out the revocation. mandate and popular consultation
So it was announced that if the savings that would be generated in the INE are added if AMLO’s austerity applies, there would be 718.8 million pesos, plus one thousand 384.5 million pesos for savings in operating expenses, to carry out the revocation mandate and referendum.
Finally, it is pointed out that the sum of the savings from applying the austerity of the AMLO government in the INE generates a saving of 1,273.3 million pesos to carry out the revocation of the mandate, which can reach 2,103.3 million pesos if the budget established to carry out the revocation of mandate and the popular consultation.