The adjustment of personnel of the State arrived this Tuesday to the National Service of Health and Agroalimentary Quality (SENASA), under the orbit of the Minsiterio de Agroindustria, from where 213 telegrams were sent with which the labor cease was communicated to that number of people.

Of the total, 65% fulfilled administrative tasks and the rest was assigned to technical-operative functions, with indefinite contracts. That is to say, none were part of the permanent plant, but neither did they have an expiration date in their agreements. Usually these contracts are renewed.

The majority was enrolled in what is called “article 9”, a modality of habitual contracting in the Argentine State, by which successive renewals are contemplated or the possibility of “immediate dismissal”. In this case they will be paid the month of notice, but it would not be established that this benefit is mandatory. And a minority, 85 cases, were “technical assistance” instrumented through the Argenit Foundation.

Sources of SENASA, key in the controls of the agricultural activities and their sanitary and bromatological guarantees, assured that the majority of the dismissed fulfilled functions “in desks located in the metropolitan area and not so much in the interior of the country, where the tasks are developed field, which is about maintaining. “

All in all, this cut is in line with the 330 dismissals that took place last Friday at the Agroindustria plant (which, in addition to SENASA, coordinates other autarchic entities, such as INTA, which could be another body that is soon to be affected).

It aims to reduce fixed costs of public administration, and in this sense this year “20% of the hierarchical positions in the different ministries were reduced to reduce the cost of the policy”. This percentage in the agricultural portfolio amounted to 35% and involved $ 219 million.

In Senasa, this reduction would mean $ 148 million (nominal) for this 2018, in terms of cleaning, maintenance, rentals, purchases and hiring, and in security expenses.

Beyond the “need to reduce the fiscal deficit”, those responsible for the measure explain it by “the advance of self-management, which implies 200,000 files per month that are now done electronically and were previously on paper.” They also claim to have detected “duplicate, obsolete tasks -which technological progress has been replacing- as cases of incompetence or lack of aptitude”.

They defend that a counterpart of this is that “tariffs were reduced, from 1,800 to 301, to facilitate those efforts to the taxpayers and actors of this economic sector”, within the framework of the “debureaucratization plan to gain competitiveness and generate employment in the sectors productive and enterprising “.