ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Import Policy- Native s Return to the Fund

There is the other, congenitally bureaucratic argument that by being rigorously stingy at the relatively higher levels of salary scales, you save very little resources! while an extra dose of liberalism at the bottom of the totem pole causes the loss of a huge outlay. It is to the credit of the Commission that it has steered clear of this blatant piece of anti-egalitarianism. This has not, however, made much of a qualitative difference to its conclusions. What must have, imperceptibly or otherwise, worked at the back of the Commission's mind is the notion that as a category Class IV employees contribute only marginally to the social dividend, and therefore one should not expend much sympathy in case they are denied the equivalence of the minimum need-based wage. The anxiety expressed by two members of the Commission, N R Hay and A K Das- gupta, that Class IV office employees be encouraged to improve their skills and, in the process, improve their mobility, is welcome, but in a way this also reflects the latently held view that these groups of employees are by and large worth being dispensed with.

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