Mohammad Baqer Nobakht who is also the government spokesman, speaking to Friday prayers of Tehran before the sermon stated that the government has wrapped the next year’s budget plan according to fixed criteria.
The government estimated revenue and expenditure sections at 224 thosuand billion tomans for the next year, he stated.
"Although some lawmakers saw it as optimistic, the final amount was decided to be 236 thousand billion tomans. So, the sources and expenditures have had 5 percent increase in the Majlis.”
He further pointed out that the Majlis has authorized the government to grant the national budget at 220 thousand billion tomans for the first 6 months of the year, and then if it was sure of the incomes, it may add another 16 thousand billion tomans to it.
Nobakht added that both the government and the Majlis tried to make the budget as little as possible dependent on oil revenues, in line with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s guidelines.