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Salary hike: President to now get Rs 500,000, V-P Rs 400,000 per month

The Vice President after revision in emoluments will draw a salary of Rs 400,000

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ram Nath Kovind, President of India
Ram Nath Kovind, President of India

The salaries of the and the Vice have been increased to Rs 500,000 and Rs 400,000 per month respectively, in a rectification of an anomaly.

Announcing the hike in their salaries in his Union Budget speech, Arun Jaitley said the emoluments of the President, the Vice and the Governors were last revised with effect from January 1, 2006.

"These emoluments are proposed to be revised to Rs 500,000 for the President, Rs 400,000 for and to Rs 350,000 per month for the Governors," he said, amidst thumping of desk by the members in the Lok Sabha.

As of now, the President gets Rs 150,000 per month, Rs 125,000 and a of a state Rs 110,000.

Till now, the President, and the Governors continued to get less salaries as compared to the top bureaucrats and service chiefs since the laws were not amended to rectify an anomaly with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations two years ago.

After the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's awards on January 1, 2016, the Cabinet Secretary, who is the top-most bureaucrat in the country, gets Rs 225,000 per month and a in the draws Rs 225,000 per month.

The President is also the of all the three armed forces - the Army, Air Force, and Navy.

However, the President's current salary was less than the chiefs of the three armed forces, who draw a salary equivalent to the cabinet

First Published: Thu, February 01 2018. 15:48 IST