India spends this much on govt employees!!; while rest goes to social sector
It could come as a shock but India spends a whopping Rs 10.18 trillion on the emoluments of government employees, both at the centre and in states,which is a staggering 8.15% of the country’s GDP.
Consider this against spending on education, health and defence, the figures show a large chunk of government budget goes into the salaries, pensions and allowances of government employees, leaving minimal for social sector and development activities.
A note submitted by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to a parliamentary panel highlighted the fact that out of the total GDP of India amounting to 124.88 trillion, Rs 10.18 trillion is spent on paying salaries, etc.
The Committee on Estimates chaired by veteran BJP leader Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, while reviewing the performance of all India services, found that a huge expenditure was met on wages besides the expenditure on building infrastructure like offices and houses for bureaucracy rather on delivery.
But the government while circumventing the request submitted an overall data related to all government employees without specifying services. >