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Funds for President's household cut by 20%

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The budgetary allocation for the President's household establishment has been reduced by 20 % as compared to last fiscal.

Compared to Rs 22.61 crore allocated last year for expenditure on "other expenditure", this year only Rs 17.94 crore have been earmarked for the same which is a decrease of about 20 %.

Other expenditure provides for amount spent on household establishment of the President on account of salaries


of the staff and officers, office expenses and purchase and maintenance of vehicles etc.

The budgetary allocation for President's Secretariat has seen a marginal increase of 27 lakh this fiscal. The expenses include establishment related expenses in respect of the staff and officers of the secretariat including office expenses, budget document says.

The salary and allowances of the President have been left unchanged at Rs 18 lakh.

The total budgetary allocation for the President have been cut by nearly Rs 4.4 crore as compared to last fiscal.

First Published: Mon, February 28 2011. 19:03 IST
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