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20-01-2009 11:22 PM
idare2say--
3882

Out of 77,000 millionaires in Sing, I wonder how many are civil servants?
11-01-2009 01:30 PM
civilServant--
3833

who do you think does the actual work - of formulating national plans, selecting vendors and running programs? The top brass in many agencies consists of retired folk from the armed services or the like who are appointed for 2-3 years.

The govt ought to launch new spending programs to kick start the economy. To manage these programs, it needs to adequately staff the civil service - in the process creating more jobs. I'm just saying make these jobs good paying ones.

Now is the time to be visionary and attract talent - both local and foreign and put them to work for the good of the country.
11-01-2009 11:51 AM
non civil servant--
3832

how can we do that ?? it is because of the top brains at the top & not bottom that we have singapore today
11-01-2009 11:19 AM
civilServant--
3831

Though the top brass gets paid well, the bulk of the civil service officers are paid below market.

A fresh grad with a good engg degree from a reputed foreign uni could join a bank and make 4k+ in base salary alone, whereas here she would make substantially less.

in this time of financial trouble, the govt should increase salaries of its youngest officers who can then more confidently manage the newly launched recession-fighting programs.
07-01-2009 11:04 PM
Me--
3808

Despite the pay reduction, Singapore President is still earning 5 time the US president annual pay. Amazing!
22-12-2008 03:45 PM
WhatDidYouSay--
3700

Well he works weekdays and weekends and public hols and is responsible as a last line of control over singapore's hardearned money and is a diplomat who has to look at ungrateful citizens more often than his own grandchildren. I think the president deserves his cash: )
26-11-2008 01:47 PM
of course--
3441

his wife not working, and his wife is working.. so, be happy.
26-11-2008 07:37 AM
jack--
3437

he does have some powers. fiscal, corruption investigatory, appointing powers etc.

in short, same rationale. he cannot be an inept or corrupt guy.
25-11-2008 05:19 PM
Collin--
3434

Heart-burning question for me as well. Anyone?
25-11-2008 01:39 AM
Jonathan Wong--
3431

I've been in Singapore for almost a decade now, and for the love of god I still can't figure out what exactly are the duties and responsibilities of our dear President that justifies a higher pay than the Prime Minister.

Is it simply based on protocol, since technically the "head of state" outranks the PM, and thus must be paid more?

Can anyone explain this to me?
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