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Wages in the Indian Bureaucracy. Can Kautilya’s Arthasashtra Provide an Answer?

  title={Wages in the Indian Bureaucracy. Can Kautilya’s Arthasashtra Provide an Answer?},
  author={Zubin R. Mulla and G. Vylder},
  • Zubin R. Mulla, G. Vylder
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • We compare the wage structure of the Indian bureaucracy with the wage structure recommended by the Arthashastra, a treatise on economics and politics written by Kautilya, the advisor to the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta during the fourth century B.C. As compared to Kautilya's recommendations, the wages in the Indian bureaucracy are highly egalitarian. It is likely that the existing wage structure creates a feeling of inequity in government employees and is likely to lead to inefficiency and… CONTINUE READING

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