Ever-increasing disparity between rich and poor

Kashmir Times. Dated: 9/9/2019 12:01:47 AM

Dear Editor,
Disparity between rich and poor is increasing day by day, which needs to be curtailed to the extent possible. There must be an upper-limit on salaries paid in private sector. It is ridiculous that our top cricketers earning heavily through commercial advertisements get annual salary of upto rupees seven crores apart from match-money, award-money and life-time heavy pension.
Upper salary-limit in private sector can be fixed as twice the maximum salary fixed for bureaucrats. If private organisations wish to pay extra, then all such incentives over and above fixed maximum salary may attract Goods and service Tax GST in slab of 18-percent like for others in service-sector.
Upper salary-limit and service-conditions including post-retirement benefits fixed by Pay Commission should be applicable also for persons holding top-most posts in legislature and judiciary like President, Vice President, state-Governors, judges and Chief Justices of Supreme Court and High Courts with only exception of government-accommodation and secretarial staff for ex-President of India but only in New Delhi.
There is no logic of continuing with pension to Parliamentarians and judges when the system has since been abolished for retired government-servants. It is highly unjustified that Supreme Court judges have gifted themselves with life-time domestic-help at public-expense not only for themselves but also their spouses.
—Madhu Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah Delhi.



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