|China to raise civil servant pay
[ 2006-07-27 09:03 ]
China plans to raise the salaries of civil servants and employees of
public institutions as the government begins to reform the
country's income distribution
system to narrow
the gap between rich and poor.
A total of 34.7 billion yuan (US$4.3 billion) will be spent this year
on salary increases for 120 million people, including six million Central
and local government officials, 30 million employees of public institutions, and 50
million retired military
servicemen and government employees.
In addition, the stipend
standards for 30 million disabled military servicemen and
family members of war heroes and military servicemen and the basic subsistence allowances for city dwellers will also be raised.
The salary reforms "will help create a sound environment for the reform
on income distribution system," said President Hu Jintao at a high-level
meeting discussing equal income distribution early this month. Hu added
that the reform is also necessary to build an
efficient, transparent and honest government in accordance
with the Civil Servants Law which came into force in January, stipulating
a uniform salary system for civil servants across the country.
People working in remote, underdeveloped areas will also receive a
special allowance and performance-related pay.
The aim of the planned pay rise is to improve the welfare of government
employees in China's poor and rural regions, according to the
Ministry of Personnel.
income distribution system : 收入分配制度
employees of public institutions:
basic subsistence allowances
for city dwellers：城镇居民最低生活保障
transparent and honest