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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Oh, to be a sweeper at NTPC

Wassat, you ask. Why would I want to be a sweeper at NTPC? Well, consider this:
Lal Beni, who perhaps never went to school and works as a sweeper in National Thermal Power Corporation, draws an annual package of Rs 8,68,146. One Safal Ram working as a helper in the company enjoys a handsome package of Rs 8,98,369 per annum, according to the annual report of the Corporation.

[...] Satbir Singh, a driver who discontinued studies after 8th standard, earns Rs 9,18,941 per annum which is few thousands less than R D Kapoor, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and holds an MBA degree, and serves as Director in the same company and takes home Rs 10,62383, the report says
Sadly, the article does not delve into why these gents earn quite so much money, though the last line intriguingly states, "The company also claims that none of the employees mentioned is related to any directors in the Public Sector Unit." Huh?

(Link via Suman Kumar, via email from MadMan.)
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