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IFSP hit by parliamentary funding cut

  • Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 10:16 pm
  • Last updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10h18

The IFSP was informed, last week, about the 21,63% cut in the value of the parliamentary amendment won at the São Paulo bench of the National Congress at the end of 2018. Of the 10 million initially foreseen, in 2018, the Federal Institute will receive R $ 7.837.000,00 during 2019.

The amount had been obtained through the Imposition Tax Amendment after articulation of the IFSP rector, Eduardo Antonio Modena, together with the managers of the University of São Carlos (UFSCar), the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) and the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). At the time, Modena had celebrated the victory, which had become even more relevant after the scarcity of resources caused by Constitutional Amendment No. 95/2016, which became known as “PEC of the spending ceiling”.

At the time, the four educational institutions had asked, together, for the transfer of R $ 50 million. However, the negotiations resulted in the transfer of R $ 40 million, divided equally. The articulation, at the time, was led by then deputies Luiz Lauro Filho (PSB) and Paulo Teixeira (PT). The budget cut was communicated by Deputy Herculano Passos (MDB), current leader of the São Paulo Chamber of Deputies, through the Official Letter No. 29/2019 / CGRI / SRI.

The dean of Administration, Silmário Batista dos Santos, recalled that the discussions held last week, during the 59th Meeting of the Planning and Administration Forum (Forplan), a Conif body, revolved around the contingency in the budget announced by the federal government. at the end of March. “At the beginning of the year, 20% of the cost was released, of the total forecast for the year. Now, another 20% has been released. However, so far, there has been no release of the investment funds ”, he explains.

Silmário pointed out that, if the federal government's revenue improves, there may be disaffection. “The situation may change, but it is unpredictable. We will have to wait a few more weeks to find out what will happen ”, he reinforces.

In view of the current scenario, the extinction of funds previously foreseen may harm future works to cover the multisport courts that are being built in several IFSP campuses this year. 

Next meetings

On Thursday, 11, the rector Eduardo Modena and the pro-rector Silmário dos Santos will participate in a meeting with the Secretariat of Professional and Technological Education (Setec) and, among other matters, will reinforce the demands of the Institution and seek more information about the budget for 2019.

On April 23, the contingency in the budget will be discussed again during the I meeting of Parliamentary Advisers, promoted by Conif, and which will also count with the participation of the IFSP.

Official Letter No. 29/2019 / CGRI / SR

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