May 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm #161034
PAY REVISION FOR CIVIL SERVANTS NOT DISCUSSED IN THE PARLIAMENT- 2017
LAST PAY REVISION APPROVED FOR THE CIVIL SERVANTS WERE BARELY 4%
Civil servants received an increase of barely 4% of basic pay the last time when MPs and other elected officials got over 60% increase. Earlier Local elected officials had also received substantial increase. This time Local elected officials got on the average over 50% increase in salary.
It is really disappointing that there is no agenda tabled in the 9th Session of the Second Parliament on PAY RAISE FOR THE CIVIL SERVANTS – 2017 discussion of at all.
No doubt there is a dramatic increase of attrition rate (civil servants leaving the system) for good. This rapid brain drain is taking place in the country at a fast rate never experienced before by any other Asian nations in South Asia. At present, the country will not realize the negative impacts or repercussions of this movement. But by the time we realize, it will be too late.
In management theory ‘people are people’. Take care of all. The present RCSC is not able to promote a good governance of Civil Service System. The present lot of Commissioners are but good at dissecting and then violating the terms and conditions of BCSR-2012 contained theein. They have been executing their own self-created promotion rules in contravention of the actual simple existing promotion rules and procedures in place.
The following are the key reasons why brilliant/smart CSs leave for greener pastures, elsewhere:
1. RCSC operating as a major obstacle to career advancement for the majority of the civil servants especially at senior levels.
2. The young civil servants do not see any scope or future in the civil service system of the government.
3. Disappointed by the last pay raise which was effected barely 4% for the majority of civil servants.
4. No facilities or scope created to sustain the families of retired civil servants like in case of other countries.
5. The salary contribution made to the CS Welfare Scheme being implemented has no substantial benefits for the retiring civil servants.
6. What is seen is the unfair system (system corruption) in recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer and incentives including nepotism and power corruption.
The above points are not complaints but recommendations to the Government to ponder upon if we have to sustain our working systems for a longer time and for the benefit of our future generations.
Thank youJune 2, 2017 at 8:10 am #161064
We still have the hope and greater expectations from our far sighted PM and his party to re-consider the revision of salary for the civil servants realizing the equal importance of Civil servants as that of LGS. I don’t expect such a blunder mistake from our great leader whom we always trust and faith.June 2, 2017 at 8:12 am #161186
It seems Parliament is least interested when it comes to pay revision of Civil Servants.
So goodby to the ruling government in 2018.
Possible signs are that in the upcoming Parliament Election…Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party lead by Neten Zangmo as the party President cannot be ruled out.
Because the people of Bhutan will need changes in the entire government systems for their betterment and improved socioeconomic conditions of the country. We need to uplift our downtrodden and marginalised people across valleys and mountains. So far there has not been much difference between the two previous ruling governments. They have been helping and enriching the only the ‘HAVES’ and not ‘HAVENOTS’.
Change of the government in a small country like ours is a welcoming news.
We should work to also uplift the low-and-mid level CIVIL SERVANTS in the country, following the good example of a small nation like Singapore. In this country, CSs are highly paid on account of which they have almost 0-corruption in the government.
So, the members of Parliament should strongly rethink and revisit their political agenda before it is too late. Rethink, re-dream and revisit to reconsider to make the Civil Servants Pay Revision effective from 2018, so that we WIN-WIN SITUATION in 2018.
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