readers write in with their feedback on the magazine's coverage.UNDESERVING CEOs
Your cover story Are Indian CEOs Overpaid?
) is quite informative. Generally, a CEO's pay should be based on his performance, talents which benefit his stakeholders, and how he exploits new opportunities for growth. But it is a tough task to fix pay by assessing an executive's productivity. It is easy to measure how many bricks a worker can lay in an hour, but measuring quantum of success is, indeed, very difficult. Often, it has been observed that a CEO's pay includes many fancy components, like basic salary, bonus, stocks and options, and many other benefits such as cars and club memberships. The million-dollar question is: Does he deserve it? I feel at least 10 executives can be hired in one CEO's place at a lesser salary with much better quality of decision making. - J.S. Broca, New DelhiFILM STARS' INCOMES
I congratulate the BT team for bringing out an issue covering CEOs' salary package (November 25). Your article captures the fact that despite slowdown in the economy, the salaries of CEOs are on the rise. It will be quite exciting, if BT brings out an edition covering Indian film stars: Are film stars overpaid? - Animesh Sanyal, Delhi
Mamata Banerjee again appeals to India Inc
to invest in West Bengal: Action speaks louder than words. Become business friendly, investment will naturally follow! - Shabu B. Raj