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Royal Decrees on State's Budget for Fiscal Year 1437 - 1438 H

Royal Decrees on State's Budget for Fiscal Year 1437 - 1438 H
29 Dec

Riyadh, SPA :

 The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued here yesterday three royal decrees on the State's budget for the fiscal year 1437 - 1438 H.

 Following is the first royal decree:

 First: State's revenues are estimated and expenditures are approved for the fiscal year 1437-1438 according to the following:

 1) Revenues are estimated at 513,803,000,000 Saudi Riyals

 2) Expenditures are approved at 840,000,000,000 Saudi Riyals

 3) Deficit is estimated at 326,197,000,000 Saudi Riyals.

 Second: Revenues shall be levied according to financial regulations and all to be deposited at the current account of the Ministry of Finance in the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA).

 Third: The Minister of Finance is authorized to add the required amounts for expenditures on the projects financed from the surpluses of the fiscal years extending from 1424 H. to 1434 H.

 Fourth: Expenditures are disbursed according to the State's general budget and relevant instructions.

 Fifth: 1- Had the budget yielded a surplus, the authorities shall transfer it to the State's general reserves.

 2- No withdrawals are allowed from the State's general reserves unless they are authorized by a royal decree in cases of maximum necessity relating to the State's higher interests without contradicting with para 3 of article First of the Economic and Development Affairs decision No. 1-14/37/G dated 10/3/1437 H. and the Minister of Finance is authoriz3ed to borrow from it accordingly.

 Sixth: Liability of withdrawals from the appropriations for supporting the State's general budget will take place according to the procedures according to Paragraph 4 of Item (First) of the Economic and Development Affairs Council's decision No. 1-14/37/G dated 10/3/1437 H.

 Seventh: The governmental agencies included in the State's general budget shall submit to the Ministry of Finance estimates of their monthly revenues and expenditures for the entire fiscal year 1437 - 1438 H. based on items' level within 30 days from the date of announcing the budget.

 Eighth: 1- Liability of transfers from the surpluses of programs and projects will take place according to the procedures based on Paragraph 5 of Article (First) of the Economic and Development Affairs Council's decision No. 1-14/37/G dated 10/3/1437 H.

 2- The transfers from the budget's accredited chapters or branches, except for programs and projects, could take place according to a decision by the Minister of Finance based on a request from the relevant minister or head of an independent-budget authority.

 3- Transfers between the items, except for the contents of Paragraphs 1 & 2. of this item shall be decided by the relevant minister or head of independent- budget authority.

Ninth: Appropriations shall not be used for non-assigned purposes and it is not allowed to issue a an order of commitment or disbursement that exceeds the allocated budget or that is not included in the budget.

 Tenth: It is not allowed to issue a decision or conclude a contract that incurs commitment to the next fiscal year. Exceptions are as follows:

 1- Currently being implemented or periodical contracts such as leasing, labor, services, supplies, medicines, medical requirements, and consultant services contracts which have yearly repeated appropriations.

 2- Contracts of programs of operation and maintenance and implementation of projects on condition that disbursement is committed to the approved costs of each program or project.

 Eleventh: Had it appeared during the fiscal year 1437/1438 H. that there are amounts committed during the previous years, the Minister of Finance or his deputy can allocate the amounts from appropriations of the fiscal year 1437/1438 H.

 Twelfth: Administrative formations for each body shall be approved as issued by the State's budget and cannot be amended except by a Cabinet decision.

 Thirteenth: The appointment or promotion of government personnel, workers and laborers is not allowed unless for jobs approved in the budget according to the relevant conditions.

 Fourteenth: 1- No new jobs or ranks shall be created except for those allocated in the budget.

 2- The appointment of ministers and posts to be created according to conditions included in temporary job regulation shall be exempted from the previous article.

 3- It is not allowed to promote the ranks approved in the budget.

 4- Changes in job titles, classifications, and demotion of ranks shall be decided by the Minister of Civil Service based on a recommendation of a committee formed by representatives of Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Civil Service and the relevant body.

 5- The Minister of Finance shall transfer approved jobs between chapters and branches of the budget and inside an administrative formation based on a recommendation of a committee formed by representatives of Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Civil Service and the relevant body.

 Fifteenth: Auditing bodies shall follow up application of effective regulations and relevant decisions and instructions.

 Sixteenth: The Minister of Finance shall issue the instructions required for implementation of this budget within the rules stated in this decree.

 Seventeenth:

 The Deputy Premier, Ministers and Heads of Concerned Independent Bodies shall, each according to his authority, implement this decree.

Revenues and expenditures of general establishments whose budgets are annexed to the State's general budget for the fiscal year 1437 / 1438 H.

 First: Revenues of general organizations and the like, those whose budgets are annexed to the State's general budget for the fiscal year 1437/1438 H., are estimated at and their expenditures are approved at 133,062,238,000 Saudi Riyals.

 Second: Surplus of estimated revenues as well as the unused accredited amounts of the general budget should be deposited at the Ministry of Finance's current account at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, unless the Ministry of Finance suggests to appropriate part of this surplus for disbursing on necessary needs of general organizations.

 Third: Revenues are levied and expenditures are spent according to approved systems and instructions.

 Fourth: Except for the Saudi Arabian Airlines, the budgets of other general organizations are subject to articles 3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, and14 of the Royal Decree No. (M/ ) dated 17/3/1437 H. approving the general budget of the State for the fiscal year 1437/1438 H.

 Fifth: Auditing bodies should follow up the application of the rulings of the relevant regulationss, decisions and instructions.

 Sixth: The Minister of Finance issues the necessary instructions to implement the above within the limits of the liability stated in this decree.

 Seventh: The Deputy Premier, the minister of municipality and rural affairs and the minister of finance shall, each according to his liability, carry out this decree.

The Second royal decree dealt with the revenues and expenditures of governorates and municipalities for the fiscal year 1437/1438 H. as follows:

 

 First: The expenditures of governorates and municipalities for the fiscal year 1437-1438 H. are estimated at SR 26,313,931,000 Saudi Riyals.

 Second: The revenues of governorates and municipalities for the fiscal year 1437-1438 H. are estimated at SR 6,047,960,000 Saudi Riyals.

 Third: The difference between direct revenues and expenditures amounted to SR 20,265,971,000 Saudi Riyals shall be approved in the State's general budget.

 Fourth: The expenditures shall be disbursed in accordance with the applicable financial regulations and instructions.

 Fifth: Governorates and municipalities shall levy their revenues in accordance with applicable regulations and instructions and the concerned bodies shall follow-up the implementation of this.

 Sixth: The budgets of governorates and municipalities shall be subject to items third, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth of the royal decree No. (M/ ) dated 17/3/1437 H. endorsing the State's general budget for the fiscal year 1437/1438 H.

 Seventh: Auditing bodies shall follow up application of the rulings of relevant regulations, decisions and instructions.

 Eighth: The Minister of Finance shall issue the necessary instructions for implementation within regulations set forth in this Decree.

 Ninth: The Deputy Premier, the Minister of Municipalities and the Minister of Finance shall each implement this decree according to his liability.

The revenues and expenditures of general organizations whose budgets are annexed to the State's general budget for fiscal year 1437/1438 AH, are estimated as follows:

 1- Revenues of Saudi Ports are estimated at SR (1,096,396,000) one billion, ninety six million, three hundred and ninety six thousand riyals.

 2- Revenues and expenditures of General Organization of Saudi Arabian Airlines are estimated at SR (31,000,000,000) thirty one billion riyals.

 3- Revenues of General Organization for Grain are estimated at (2,100,490,000) two billion, one hundred million, four hundred and ninety thousand riyals.

 4- Revenues and expenditures of Saline Water Conversion Corporation are estimated at SR (8,669,129,000) eight billion, six hundred and sixty nine million, one hundred and twenty nine thousand riyals.

 5- Revenues and expenditures of General Organization of Railways are estimated at SR (838,990,000) eight hundred and thirty eight million, nine hundred and ninety thousand riyals.

 6- Revenues and expenditures of Public Transport Authority are estimated at SR (36,999,000) thirty six million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand riyals.

 7- Revenues and expenditures of Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu are estimated at (5,482,220,000) five billion, four hundred and eighty two million, two hundred and twenty thousand riyals.

8- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization are estimated at SR (338,865,000) three hundred and thirty eight million, eight hundred and sixty five thousand riyals.

 9- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority are estimated at SR (212,436,000) two hundred and twelve million, four hundred and thirty six thousand riyals.

 10- Revenues and expenditures of King Saud University are estimated at SR (6,789,515,000) six billion, seven hundred and eighty nine million, five hundred and fifteen thousand riyals.

 11- Revenues and expenditures of King Abdulaziz University are estimated at SR (4,799,041,000) four billion, seven hundred and ninety nine million, forty one thousand riyals.

 12- Revenues and expenditures of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals are estimated at SR (1,015,110,000) one billion, fifteen million, one hundred and ten thousand riyals.

 13- Revenues and expenditures of Imam Mohammed bin Saudi Islamic University are estimated at SR (3,203,796,000) three billion, two hundred and three million, seven hundred and ninety six thousand riyals.

 14- Revenues and expenditures of Islamic University are estimated at SR (817,093,000) eight hundred and seventeen million, ninety three thousand riyals.

 15- Revenues and expenditures of King Faisal University are estimated at SR (1,310,404,000) one billion, three hundred and ten million, four hundred and four thousand riyals.

16- Revenues and expenditures of Umm Al Qura University are estimated at SR (2,281,972,000) two billion, two hundred and eighty one million, nine hundred and seventy two thousand riyals.

 17- Revenues and expenditures of King Khalid University are estimated at SR (1,950,701,000) one billion, nine hundred and fifty million, seven hundred and one thousand riyals.

 18- Revenues and expenditures of Taybah University are estimated at SR (1,694,622,000) one billion, six hundred and ninety four million, six hundred and twenty two thousand riyals.

 19- Revenues and expenditures of Qassim University are estimated at SR (2,051,896,000) two billion, fifty one million, eight hundred and ninety six thousand riyals.

 20- Revenues and expenditures of Taif University are estimated at SR (1,343,002,000) one billion, three hundred and forty three million, two thousand riyals.

 21- Revenues and expenditures of Jazan University are estimated at SR (1,290,424,000) one billion, two hundred and ninety million, four hundred and twenty four thousand riyals.

 22- Revenues and expenditures of Al Jouf University are estimated at SR (896,252,000) eight hundred and ninety six million, two hundred and fifty two thousand riyals.

 23- Revenues and expenditures of Hail University are estimated at SR (966,324,000) nine hundred and sixty six million, three hundred and twenty four thousand riyals.

24- Revenues and expenditures of Tabuk University are estimated at SR (814,442,000) eight hundred and fourteen million, four hundred and forty two thousand riyals.

 25- Revenues and expenditures of Baha University are estimated at SR (707,493,000) seven hundred and seven million, four hundred and ninety three thousand riyals.

 26- Revenues and expenditures of Najran University are estimated at SR (816,758,000) eight hundred and sixteen million, seven hundred and fifty eight thousand riyals.

 27- Revenues and expenditures of Northern Borders University are estimated at SR (626,931,000) six hundred and twenty six million, nine hundred and thirty one thousand riyals.

 28- Revenues and expenditures of Princess Norah bint Abdulrahman University are estimated at SR (2,579,427,000) two billion, five hundred and seventy nine million, four hundred and twenty seven thousand riyals.

 29- Revenues and expenditures of Dammam University are estimated at SR (2,191,006,000) two billion, one hundred and ninety one million, six thousand riyals.

 30- Revenues and expenditures of Prince Satam bin Abdulaziz University are estimated at SR (1,063,640,000) one billion, sixty three million, six hundred and forty thousand riyals.

 31- Revenues and expenditures of Majmaah University are estimated at SR (802,425,000) eight hundred and two million, four hundred and twenty five thousand riyals.

32- Revenues and expenditures of Shaqra University are estimated at SR (845,300,000) eight hundred and forty five million, three hundred thousand riyals.

 33- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Electronic University are estimated at SR (345,129,000) three hundred and forty five million, one hundred and twenty nine thousand riyals.

 34- Revenues and expenditures of Jeddah University are estimated at SR (377,433,000) three hundred and seventy seven million, four hundred and thirty three thousand riyals.

 35- Revenues and expenditures of Hafer-el-Batin University are estimated at SR (361,987,000) three hundred and sixty one million, nine hundred and eighty seven thousand riyals.

 36- Revenues and expenditures of Bisha University are estimated at SR (332,174,000) three hundred and thirty two million, one hundred and seventy four thousand riyals.

 37- Revenues and expenditures of Technical and Vocational Training Corporation are estimated at SR (4,411,193,000) four billion, four hundred and eleven million, one hundred and ninety three thousand riyals.

 38- Revenues and expenditures of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology are estimated at SR (1,804,889,000) one billion, eight hundred and four million, eight hundred and eighty nine thousand riyals.

 39- Revenues and expenditures of Institute of Public Administration are estimated at SR (530,018,000) five hundred and thirty million, eighteen thousand riyals.

40- Revenues and expenditures of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center are estimated at SR (5,753,489,000) five billion, seven hundred and fifty three million, four hundred and eighty nine thousand riyals.

 41- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Red Crescent Authority are estimated at SR (2,129,788,000) two billion, one hundred and twenty nine million, seven hundred and eighty eight thousand riyals.

 42- Revenues and expenditures of Military Industries Corporation are estimated at SR (2,597,337,000) two billion, five hundred and ninety seven million, three hundred and thirty seven thousand riyals.

 43- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Geological Survey are estimated at SR (206,726,000) two hundred and six million, seven hundred and twenty six thousand riyals.

 44- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage are estimated at SR (620,774,000) six hundred and twenty million, seven hundred and seventy four thousand riyals.

 45- Revenues and expenditures of Communications and Information Technology Commission are estimated at SR (749,344,000) seven hundred and forty nine million, three hundred and forty four thousand riyals.

 46- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Food and Drug Authority are estimated at SR (1,038,763,000) one billion, thirty eight million, seven hundred and sixty three thousand riyals.

 47- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Post are estimated at SR (3,127,027,000) three billion, one hundred and twenty seven million, twenty seven thousand riyals

48- Revenues and expenditures of General Authority of Civil Aviation are estimated at SR (14,452,690,000) fourteen billion, four hundred and fifty two million, six hundred and ninety thousand riyals.

 49- Revenues and expenditures of Human Rights Commission are estimated at SR (124,941,000) one hundred and twenty four million, nine hundred and forty one thousand riyals.

 50- Revenues and expenditures of General Commission for Survey are estimated at SR (423,088,000) four hundred and twenty three million, eighty eight thousand riyals.

 51- Revenues and expenditures of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy are estimated at SR (383,540,000) three hundred and eighty three million, five hundred and forty thousand riyals.

 52- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Credit and Savings Bank are estimated at SR (504,797,000) five hundred and four million, seven hundred and ninety seven thousand riyals.

 53- Revenues and expenditures of Radio and Television Commission are estimated at SR (1,678,020,000) one billion, six hundred and seventy eight million, twenty thousand riyals.

 54- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Press Agency are estimated at SR (188,165,000) one hundred and eighty eight million, one hundred and sixty five thousand riyals.

 55- Revenues and expenditures of General Authority for Audio and Visual Media are estimated at SR (52,446,000) fifty two million, four hundred and forty six thousand riyals.

56- Revenues and expenditures of Public Education Evaluation Commission are estimated at SR (52,470,000) fifty two million, four hundred and seventy thousand riyals.

 57- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Export Development Authority are estimated at SR (59,815,000) fifty nine million, eight hundred and fifteen thousand riyals.

 58- Revenues and expenditures of Saudi Health Council and its affiliated centers are estimated at SR (123,097,000) one hundred and twenty three million, ninety seven thousand riyals.

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