Vijaya Karnataka has published today the "rates" for transfers of various categories of government officials. The rates are clearly directly proportional to "income".
Assistant Commissioner of Police: Rs 9 lakh
Deputy director of a department: Rs 8 lakh
Sub-inspector: Rs 5 lakh
Tahsildars: Rs 5 lakh
Forest officers: Rs 2-5 lakh
Doctors: Rs 2 lakh
Nurses: Rs 40,000
Teachers: Rs 25,000
There are only three points to be made to a list like this: 1) Since the media is reporting this, the actual rates must be even higher, 2) This is further proof that the Lok Ayukta drive is a major charade to keep the middleclasses happy, and 3) It says a lot for our society and its priorities that a profession like teaching is the bottom of the scale.