22 May '11, 6am

[CNA] Ministerial salaries review committee to adopt very different model: Gerard Ee

[CNA] Ministerial salaries review committee to adopt very different model: Gerard Ee

SINGAPORE: The Chairman of the committee that's undertaking a review of ministerial salaries in Singapore, Mr Gerard Ee said his committee will adopt a very different model to assess how much ministers should be paid. It will use job specifications of ministers as a starting point. Currently, the salaries are benchmarked to two thirds of the median income of the top eight earners from six professions such as lawyers, in the private sector. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, Mr Ee said there should also be other points of reference, such as a general wage level. This means when the economy goes up or down, the salaries should also have a mechanism to reflect this. "The big difference is that this (model), you look at the work and you say 'for this work, for this skill, for this knowledge in the private sector, how much will you have to pay to have someone perform such a work?',"...

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