07 Jan '12, 12am

TODAYonline | Singapore | Assuming top earners are top talent is 'elitist': WP: via @AddThis

SINGAPORE - Rather than an approach that assumes "top earners are also top talent", the Workers' Party (WP) has recommended a more "people-up" approach in setting ministerial salaries. In its response to the proposed ministerial salary cuts announced on Wednesday, the WP said yesterday that ministers' salaries should be set at "reasonable multiples" of a Member of Parliament's (MP) allowance. This should be in turn pegged to the salary of divisional directors in the Civil Service, excluding the Administrative Service, which currently stands at about S$10,000 per month for the "superscale" grade. While the recommendations of the committee in charge of reviewing ministerial salaries are "a step in the right direction towards grounding political leaders with a stronger sense of public service and mission", the WP said the proposal to peg ministers' salaries to the 1,000 top i...

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