I am sure, with all the extra incomes coming to Govt. employees, Govt. employment lovers will still go for the job even if salary is not paid to them.
Quite a few aspects should be borne in mind before recommending / considering salary hikes for Govt. employees, like.
- The extra income they receive on account of corruption. This income is multifold times their actual salary (and it is tax free/ black money). There are various research and media reports ranking the most corrupt departments. There is nothing wrong in considering this while fixing the salary, when the entire world is aware of the truth. Does this amount to legalizing corruption?. Is there a way to stop it?. When not, why is the need to ignore the fact.
- Absolute job security in Govt. as against hire and fire in Pvt. Sector.
- Fixed time (typical 9 to 5 job) in Govt., whereas in most Pvt. Sector job, particularly IT, employees hardly find time to sleep.
- The volume of task handled in Govt. services, the quality of service offered by most of the Govt.dept, the responsibility handled, to name a few.
Employees in departments like RTO, Excise and Sales Tax, Registrars should never be paid salary. They earn huge amount otherwise. High salaries should be paid to Defense personnel, particularly those fighting terrorism and guarding our boarders.
The Indian Govt. is spending lot of money on nonsense aspects like Loan Waiver, Free TVs,