Reform's intention to narrow wealth gap
Updated: 2006-07-19 06:20
The existing system for civil servants has lagged behind the development of
the socialist market economy, bringing a negative impact on the enthusiasm and
stability of civil servants in the country, Xinhua said.
Under the new arrangement, preferential payment will be given as incentives
to encourage civil servants to work at the grass-roots levels.
Sixty per cent of Chinese civil servants work in governments at the county or
lower levels, and 92 per cent are lower ranking, official statistics indicate.
The new wage system will give those low-ranking civil servants more
opportunities to earn more. They will also receive more subsidies if they work
in remote and poverty-stricken areas.
For employees of public institutions, their income will
be closely linked to their work performance, according to the reform package.