Government stops cash handouts to wealthy people: Labor minister

Tehran, April 25, The Iran Project – Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei said on Saturday that Government has stopped handing cash subsidies to high-income individuals, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi on the occasion of Labor week in Qom.

Rabiei added that “We have been starting elimination of high-income people from cash subsidies scheme before Nowrouz(Persian new year) gradually.”

Labor minister said the number of individuals taken off the list is 200K.

Also,  Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said elimination of wealthy people from cash subsidies scheme needs courage and  they should not receive cash payments from the government, stressing sources of emulation approval of cutting the handout of high-income individuals.

The move came after parliament(Majlis) required the Executive to stop the handout.

 

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