Govt caps public officials’ salaries after row
The Iranian government says it will cap salaries of public officials after a row over the high level of pay of some employees.
Recent online leaks showed some officials were receiving over 100 times more than an average public sector worker on about $400 (£305) a month.
The cap for government officials is now set for $2,630 and $5,250 for those in the mixed state-private sector.
Public anger has already led to the sacking of several bank directors.
One of them was paid about $60,000 a month, according to leaked payslips. However, it was not clear whether it was the director’s monthly salary or total earnings, including a bonus.
Any payment beyond the new limits would now be seen as “a violation and crime”, government spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht said on Tuesday.