I am happy that the government has decided not to increase the salaries of the prime minister, cabinet ministers and other ranks equivalent to ministers. The pay commission had recommended salary increases of 130% for the PM and 66% for cabinet ministers.
And I’m satisfied, more or less, that the government has decided to increase the salaries of MPs by only 20%. The pay commission had recommended a 100% increase.
But I’m left wondering why the government has decided to increase civil service salaries by only 35%.
For now, I am happy – happy and proud – that our government has decided against hefty pay increases for politicians. Good job.