It was war time for India when I joined my first job for Rs. 2200/- back in end of June 1999. Probably I worked 2 or 3 days in June and got a paycheque of around 250 of which i donated Rs. 100/- for Kargil war relief fund.
My 1st salary was Rs 2850 working as Software Programmer for ITC Bhadrachalam Paper boards. This was in 1997. Of that , Rs 400 was deducted at source as HRA . Used to get Rs 2450 in hand.When I received and saw my stub, that was one of the best moments of my life. Now, I am in US and make probably 100 times more than that.But, nothing can come close to the excitement of 1st pay check,