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President & Vice-President continue to get less salary than the Top Babus & Chiefs

November 19, 2017

Currently, President gets Rs 1.50 lakh per month, Vice-President gets Rs 1.25 lakh and a Governor of State Rs 1.10 lakh.

President Ram Nath Kovind

President and Vice-President continue to get less salaries as compared to top bureaucrats and the service chiefs since laws are yet to be amended to rectify an anomaly with implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations nearly two years ago.

According to a Home Ministry Official, Proposal for the enhancement of salaries of President, Vice-President and Governors was prepared by Union Home Ministry and forwarded to Cabinet Secretariat more than a year ago for approval of Union Cabinet. However, no decision has been taken on it yet.

After implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s from January 1, 2016, Cabinet Secretary, who is top-most bureaucrat in country, gets Rs 2.5 lakh per month and a Secretary in Union Govt. draws Rs 2.25 lakh per month.

President is supreme commander of all three armed forces Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy.

But,President’s current salary is less than Chiefs of three armed forces, who draw salary equivalent to Cabinet Secretary.

The Official further added that, When Union Cabinet gives its nod to Ministry’s proposal, the bills to this effect will be tabled in the Parliament for passage.

According to Proposal, Salary of President may go up to Rs 5 lakh, Vice-President’s salary will increase to Rs. 3.5 lakh and a Governor’s to Rs 3 lakh per month.

Salaries of President, Vice-President and the Governors were last hiked in the year 2008 when Parliament had approved the three-fold increase.

Till then year 2008, President’s salary was Rs 50,000, Vice-President’s Rs 40,000 and the Governor’s Rs 36,000 per month.

Proposals are also expected to be moved for raising pensions of the Former Presidents, spouses of the deceased Presidents, Former Vice-Presidents, spouses of the deceased Vice-Presidents and the Former Governors.

Source - ptinews.com

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