Japan to cut civil servant's pay by 7.8 percent
According to the Yomiuri Shimbun daily, policy chiefs of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan and opposition Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito have agreed to the cuts.
The cuts will include a retroactive 0.23 percent cut extending back to April 2011, in line with a figure proposed by the National Personnel Authority.
Funds saved through the salary cuts -- totalling about 588 billion yen -- will be used for the reconstruction of areas devastated by the earthquake last March.
According to the agreement the chairmen of the parties' policy research councils reached Friday, a bill co-sponsored by the two opposition parties will be modified so that it can be passed in the Diet by the end of this month with an eye toward implementing the cuts in April, the newspaper said.
The three parties are still negotiating on whether salaries of local government employees should also be cut in line with those of national government workers.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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Date 23-02-14 1:43
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Date 15-09-14 1:06
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Date 13-09-14 2:39
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Date 12-09-14 5:13
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