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Govt to review President's salary

Salaries of the President, Vice-President and governors were last increased in 2008 when the Parliament approved a three-fold increase

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Publish Date: Aug 11 2016 2:51PM | Updated Date: Aug 11 2016 2:51PM

Govt to review President's salary

In view of seventh pay commission award raising salaries of all government employees, the home ministry is working salaries of the President, Vice-President and governors.

 
Latest pay-revision has created an inconsistency as salary of the President of Rs 1 lakh is less than that of the cabinet secretary.
 
Currently, the President gets Rs 1.50 lakh per month, Vice-President gets Rs 1.25 lakh and governor of a state Rs 1.10 lakh. 
 
After implementation of 7th pay commission's award, the cabinet secretary gets Rs 2.5 lakh every month and a secretary in the Union government gets Rs 2.25 lakh per month. 
 
Home ministry is looking at a proposal to set right this irregularity and raise the emoluments of the President, Vice-President as well as governors of states. 
 
Reports said that the proposal by home ministry may be submitted for Union Cabinet's approval next week. After the Cabinet gives its clearance, bills to this effect will be tabled in Parliament.
 
Salaries of the President, Vice-President and governors were last increased in 2008 when the Parliament approved a three-fold increase. 
 
Till that year, President's salary was Rs 50,000, the Vice-President's Rs 40,000 and a governor's Rs 36,000. 
 
Proposals are also expected to be moved for increasing pensions of ex-presidents, spouses of deceased presidents, former vice-presidents, spouses of deceased vice-resident and former governors.