This Wednesday, July 13, 2022, the Council of Nation unanimously voted the bill on the military reserve, presented by the Minister for Relations with Parliament, Basma Azouar. They also voted unanimously for the investment bill.
At the beginning of her presentation, the government representative, Minister Azouar, explained that this law governs the military reserve, in accordance with the provisions of the 2020 constitution.
The Minister indicated that the draft law includes “the determination of the nature of the reserve and its tasks, as well as the definition of the categories which fall under the military reserve and their limitation to two basic categories: active and under contract of all ranks whose service has been permanently terminated and those returning to civilian life, and national service personnel of all ranks, those who have fulfilled their national service obligations and whose service has been permanently terminated, as well as those who have returned to civilian life.
Presentation of the draft law on the military reserve to the APN
On June 30, 2022, the National Defense Commission of the National People’s Assembly heard a presentation on the draft law on the military reserve, presented by the Minister of Relations with Parliament, Basma Azouar.
The hearing was held in the presence of officials from the Ministry of National Defence, several members of parliament and some leaders of parliamentary groups.
According to a statement from the council, the government representative clarified at the beginning of her presentation that this piece of legislation “regulates the military reserve, in accordance with the provisions of the 2020 constitution”. The bill also aims to “adapt to the new amendments to the General Basic Law on Military Employees, the National Service Law and the Military Pensions Law”. The bill includes 68 articles, defining the categories to be included in the military reserve in the categories of active and contract military, and national service military.
The bill proposes to define the reserve periods in 3 categories: Loan (5 years after the end of service). The first (10 years following the ready reserve period). The second (10 years after the first reserve period).
The bill also provides for the recall of reservists by presidential decree, in the event of training, and the management of reservists for a period not exceeding 30 days in the event of peace. Or in the event of mobilization, “the duration of which is specified in the summons decree.
The text of the law also defines the rights and duties of reservists, in particular: Maintenance of employment; Set the recall periods and include them in the calculation of retirement and seniority; Protection and social services; Salaries, subsidies, allowances and reimbursement of transport, accommodation and food costs.