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Government Salaries

This is with reference to the interesting editorial “Public Service and Salaries” (EPW, 5 December 2015).

In regard to public servants, considering the permanent employment that they have, their focus should be on the kind of services they deliver to ordinary citizens rather than on salaries and pay commissions. It is of little significance that the ratio of civilian central government employees to one lakh population is 139 given the technology (computers, mobile phones, etc) and other facilities that are available to them. It is a fact that our babus are unresponsive, unaccountable and often corrupt.

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