few facts that we could recall before going ahead.....
1. There is an economic problem in our country. Some says an economic down turn. Government and international organisations and opposition also seems to agree on this. (opposition says government spending tell a different story)
2. The Independent bodies are got the "high" salary as they got before the 3 month salary reductions.
3. The Parliament very clearly rejected to cut a single Laari from their salary. (though we today see some of them very sympathetic to civil servants)
4. The salary was reduced for a period of 3 months with the possibility of extending if necessary by further observation of the situation on ground.
salary of civil servants; the big topic in every sitting room and every dining room.
What should we really do? CSC says government is so very wrong for not giving "high salary" and the government says CSC is very wrong for asking to pay "high salary".
Now, we see the civil servants been squeezed by both sides. For them its like mom and dad on either side and someone asks.."whom do you love more? Mom?????? or Dad?????"
The question is why did this happen?
We make a government to serve the people, we make independent bodies to serve the people. Yet, unfortunately, we see them hell bent on fighting each other and the poor citizens are caught in the middle of the war. Had the government and CSC negotiated well in advance, than the last two days, maybe a path could have been found. Now that this has become a big problem, the question is what should be done?
I believe, there is a real economic problem in this nation. Yes, I do understand that many political appointees are there. Yet, it is no excuse to believe that there is no problem. Not every student will try to pass just because they got low marks once. Surely the government doesn't need my advice, yet as this is my nation, I think there are few things that we need to do in order to act in the national best interest.
1. The government must stop been a top heavy government. I wonder on average how many appointees come a day.
2. The government must give the salary of this month as announced by CSC.
3. The government must ask for a reduction in salary from next month onwards if necessary.
4. CSC must start giving more cooperation to government but not becoming a puppet.
5. The independent bodies, must reduce their own salary if the civil servants salary is reduced once again.
6. The Parliament should bring the salary to a reasonable amount. (they play hide and seek most of the time and thier salary reaches the sky)
At the end of the day, I think the best decision will be to keep the 3 month low salary as permanent salary level. This could be done only by reducing the salary of all other public paid's as well. If not, there will not be a way out of this anger and disturbance that many people are going through.
03 February 2010
civil servants...in the middle of no where?
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