Economy, Domestic Economy



The number of government employees has reduced by 68,201 or 3 percent within the past 18 months since the new administration, led by president Hasssan Rouhani assumed office, public relations office of the Management and Planning Organization of Iran (MPO) quoted senior aide to the vice-president for Management and Human Resources Development, Mahmoud Asgari-Azad as saying. “The reduction in the number of government employees is in line with the administrative policies declared by the Leader to build a dynamic, proportional and logical administrative system, and the policies outlined in the Fifth Five Year Economic Development Plan,” said Asgari-Azad, adding that the cut-down has also been partly contributed to by the government’s policies to create 20,000 new jobs in the non-governmental sector.