Some Information About Incredible Perks And Salary of President of India
The president of India holds a very important role in our country. He is often designated as the de jure head of Indian state where as the prime minister cited as de facto head. The president is responsible to perform certain ceremonial functions and has been authorized to enjoy certain powers. Besides this certain important duties and responsibilities, he is entitled to stay in in a sprawling palace, which is known as the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Without much further ado, let’s have a look some of the incredible perks and salary of the President of India:
Currently, the salary per month is 1,50,000 a month. But very recently the Government of India has decided to give a 200 percent hike in the present salary, which will be 5,00,000 a month. After retirement, their wife will receive an assistance of 30,000 and the president will receive a pension of Rs 75 thousand. The decision was taken after the 7th pay commission and the government realized that the cabinet secretary draws a higher salary than the president. The last hike was given in the year 2008.
Accommodation- A sprawling Palace
The Rashtrapati Bhawan in India is the official residence of the President of India. It is set in an area of 19,000 square meters and with 340 rooms, it is the largest residence of any head of the state in the world. This grand and magnificent piece of architecture was built by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. More than 200 people have been appointed to look after this majestic palace.
For leisure holiday retreat, the president can stay in “The Retreat building” at Mashobra in Shimla. The location and the beautiful environment make it an attractive tourist destination. It was originally constructed in the year 1850.
There is another building at Bolarum in Hyderabad. It’s huge and builds in an area of 90 acres. The president conducts official meetings and visits at least once a year.
Being a president is not an easy task, there is always a constant threat. For security, a stunning custom built black Mercedez Benz S600 (W221) is used for any official visits. It is bullet proof and heavily armored and has got all the latest technology enabled in the car so that it can survive any arms and ammunitions attack.
Besides this, there are around 86 presidential guards who always moves with the president.
After retirement benefits
After their retirements, the President will receive a monthly pension of Rs 75 thousand a month. He will get a Type VIII bungalow to stay with all the modern amenities. A private secretary along with 5 personal staff will be given. A bullet proof Mercedez Benz and along with monthly staff expenses of Rs 60,000 will be allocated. The president can use their own personal car, but the expense will be borne by the government. Apart from this free travel by air or train will be given.
These are some incredible perks of our President of India.
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