Do You Know What the Central Government Employee’s Monthly Salary is?
There is a prevalent myth that all Central Government employees are very well paid and therefore, very rich.
One could always hear statements like, “What do you care? You are a Central Government employee! You don’t have to worry about anything!”
Let’s find out why this myth exists and if Central Government employees really are that rich.
The general public normally thinks that –
‘Government job is permanent.’
‘There are many concessions, perks and privileges.’
‘The salary is huge.’
‘There is pension after the age of 60.’
In the current scenario, let us calculate the monthly salary of the lowest level Central Government employee:
5200 + 1800 + 7000 + 700 + 400 = 15,100 (Other places)
5200 + 1800 + 7000 + 1400 + 400 = 15,800 (Middle Cities)
5200 + 1800 + 7000 + 2100 + 600 = 16,700 (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad)
Let us see how much a Lower Divisional Clerk makes in a Central Government establishment:
5830 + 1900 + 7730 + 773 + 400 = 16,633 (Other places)
5830 + 1900 + 7730 + 1546 + 400 = 17,406 (Middle cities)
5830 + 1900 + 7000 + 2319 + 600 = 18,379 (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad)
More than ten years have passed since the pension schemes were taken away. All those who were recruited after 01.01.2004 are not eligible for pension schemes.
Agreed, there are some allowances. But, shouldn’t there be a meaning for having adamantly waited until the age of 30 to take up a Central Government job?
With an earning of Rs. 500 a day, one has to struggle to live a decent life.
In his/her 30 year long career as a Central Government employee, one can, at the most, expect an average of 2 or 3 promotions and retire without debts.
As far as we know, there have been many who couldn’t even build a house for themselves until they retired.
A Central Government job is no paradise on earth.