Hike for President, Vice-President, Governors approved by Parliament

December 15th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): President, Vice-President and state Governors will get a three-fold increase in monthly salary after Parliament on Monday approved the bills.

The President will get Rs 1.50 lakh per month, Vice President Rs 1.25 lakh and Governors Rs 1.10 lakh.

The Lok Sabha has already approved the four bills while Rajya Sabha returned it.

The President and Vice-President will also be entitled to a pension of 50 percent of their salaries. The revision in salary and pension will come into effect from January 1, 2006.

At present, the President gets a monthly salary of Rs 50,000, the Vice-President Rs 40,000 and Governors Rs 36,000.

In addition, former Presidents will also be entitled to a mobile phone, Internet and broadband connection and an additional private secretary and peon. The office maintenance expenses will be raised from Rs 12,000 to Rs 60,000 per annum.

The spouses of deceased Presidents will also be entitled to furnished residence, secretarial staff, car, telephone and travel facilities. (ANI)

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