an Honorable Chairperson of the National Council Dasho (Dr)
Sonam Kingaregarding the recent pay hike appears
as a financial Johnny-on-the-spot to the life of a common citizenry.
to abide by their recommendation on pay revision and defer our pay revision
until expenditure rationalization measures identified by the government are
implemented and realized”, tweeted Dr.Kinga at 6:41 AM on 20 June 2014.
While majority have gestured with an open arm to embrace
the tweet with a pregnant satisfaction, a few have even reacted to him asking
whether it was a unilateraldecision. To
this he has replied otherwise. Yet, some comments have also interrogated him
whether that by his tweet, would mean National Council members refusing the
share of pay hike or simply uphold the principle?
Whatever it maybe, to see whether his stand holds water is
to wait till July. But what impacted from his words is that, it clothed like an official dressing to the wounds of thousands that are already rubbed with the salts
of inflation. It still gives a sea of hope that the words from the very peak seat
of another legislative body might help to level the uneven ground of the
endorsed pay hike. There would be certainly 2 integers of interpretation for
it appear as a success, it will certainly boost the existence and importance of
National Council in the minds of electorally-rural voters and therefore can possibly
churn out large voter turnout or at least more than the previous report, realizing the importance of National Council.
hazardous impact is that, if the words from another law making body which is
already leaked out and flooded in the social media is not respected, to many, it
might literally telecast as a homemade video of power tussle between the people
elected law making bodies.
Since I am neither an
economist nor a financial expert, I am handicapped to critic about the pay hike
with the reasons that have an economic taste. But this is not a complicated story.
We do not need any subtitles to understand it.
But, the flames of our hopes are
still burning that this simple story be understood by our lawmakers through the
lens of our eyes and not with theirs. More specifically, we hope that the words
from the National Council come as financial Johnny-on-the-spot in reality.
“I have come to a conclusion
that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians”- Charles