1997 Babus We Can’t Af­ford

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It is a splen­did gift to mark the golden ju­bilee of In­dia’s In­de­pen­dence. The na­tion’s babus— the 400,000 em­ployed by the Cen­tre— have, on be­half of the peo­ple, be­stowed on them­selves a pay rise of Rs 11,250 crore a year— re­ward for fail­ing to erad­i­cate squalor, il­lit­er­acy and disease or safe­guard In­dia’s sovereignty th­ese past 50 years. I NDIA TO­DAY, AU­GUST 4, 1 997

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