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Indian President Salary 2022, Per Month, Year, After Retirement and Benefits Perks

Indian President Salary

Indian president gets tax-free salary of 5 lakh per month. In the year 2017 it was raised by 200% from 1.5 lakh. The salary of the Indian President is based on the law known as the President’s Achievement and Pension Act of 1951.

Originally, as mentioned in Second Schedule of the Indian Constitution, back then, the salary of Indian President was Rs. 10,000 per month. Before this, the salary was increased to Rs. 50,000 in 1998. President of India gets several other allowances too other than the salary.

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Indian President Benefits Perks

  • After retirement, pension is provided to the person of 1.5 lakh.
  • The spouses of presidents receive 30,000 per month in the form of secretarial assistance.
  • Free housing and Free medical care is also provided to the president. Rashtrapati Bhavan at Raisina hills in New Delhi is the official residence of the President of India. It is consisted of 340 rooms and a floor area with the dimension of 2,00,000 square feet. It was originally built as the residence of Viceroy of India during British Era.
  • 1 lakh is provided annually for the official expenses.
  • The president is provided with two official retreats to go on vacation. Location of the two places are – Shimla’s Mashobra and Hyderabad’s Bolarum.
  • The president has the privilege of travelling anywhere in the world by train and plane, free of cost.
  • The president is provided with custom-built Black Mercedes Benz S600 (W221) Pullman Guard and for the official visits of president, a heavily armored stretch limousine is reserved. His cars are without any license plate and there is national symbol of Ashoka pillar displayed over it.
  • Bodyguard of the President of India take care of the security. President’s Bodyguard (PBG) provides security to the President of India. PBG is senior most and the oldest unit of the Indian Armed Forces which is also the world’s only horseback riding military unit. President’s Bodyguard serves as a ceremonial unit during peacetime. As they are trained paratroopers, they can also be deployed during the wartime.
  • Other than the salary Post- retirement benefits of President also includes two free landlines and a mobile phone, five personal staff, 60,000 a year for the expenses of the staff and also Free train or air travel with a companion.

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