30 Nov '11, 12pm

SDP releases paper on Cabinet Ministers' remuneration

SDP releases paper on Cabinet Ministers' remuneration

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has released a paper on Cabinet Ministers' remuneration, in what it says is after four months of intensive research by the party's Policy Unit. The paper reviews the history and rationale for ministerial pay, and examines the reasoning on which it is based. Some suggestions made - establishing an independent salary commission and discontinuing variable bonuses. It also proposed pegging ministerial salaries to the mean wage of the bottom 20 per cent of Singaporean wage earners, who get S$1,400 per month. The party also suggested providing allowances for ministers. This means ministers will be allowed to make claims for expenses incurred while performing their duties, governed by a schedule similar to civil service regulations. And these claims should be published annually, by the independent salary commission in its consolidat...

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