Time to get rid of CTC figures in Indian IT 1


In a very strong move against companies misleading  candidates with false figures, IIM’s have instructed companies to  give  a more accurate information on Salary. They have advised companies to shoe exact minimum cash component a candidate will receive  excluding Bonus and performance pays. And companies can specify another component MEP, ie maximum earning potential which can include bonuses, and other variable components.

In industry the CTC is another way of companies inflating salary to lure employees. CTC – , in many cases is irrelevant to employees.  By showing a bloated figure including maximum variables and other  non cash contributions companies often cheat potential candidates. It is a sad fact that this is how many of our leading companies like () , et al make offers.

With the move from IIM’s this should also be enforced in all colleges and universities to protect students and providing more easy way of understanding their future salaries.

(Visited 139 times, 1 visits today)

Related Post


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

One thought on “Time to get rid of CTC figures in Indian IT

  • Long time TCSer

    Way to go. I know multiple instances where lateral hires were mislead by CTC numbers and end-up getting same or even less take home salary post joining. But partly lateral hire’s also have to be held responsible. What good a lateral hire is if he even couldn’t understand offer letter and read between lines.

    As initiated by IIM’s, it is a good start to provide break-up’s like Minimum Cost component, Minimum and maximum performance pay’s and how it will assessed. i.e. Performance pay may be dependent on individual, company and the business unit which he belongs. So need a clear outline about how the performance will be measured for all components in performance pay.

    Bonus – Atleast as for as I know, there is no bonus component in TCS atleast. So not exposed to all tricks in this trade.