President, Vice-President, Governors get a huge pay
New Delhi (PTI): The President has got a big raise
with the monthly pay packet doubled from Rs 50,000 to
Rs one lakh, under a proposal cleared by the Union
Cabinet on Thursday. And Pratibha Patil not alone to
get such a hike. The Vice-President would get Rs
85,000 per month against the present Rs 40,000,
Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunsi
After a meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh, Dasmunsi told reporters.
Likewise, Dasmunsi said, the salary of Governors has
been raised from Rs 36,000 a month to Rs 75,000.
The increase in emoluments would come into effect from
January 1 last year.
The hike was necessitated as Members of Parliament
have a Rs 68,000 pay packet while the presiding
officer of the Rajya Sabha drew less than them,
Former Presidents' emoluments have also been doubled
to Rs six lakh a year, while more facilities have been
sanctioned for the spouses of late Presidents and
Dasmunsi said the decision to increase the salary had
been taken last year itself, but since the then
President and Vice-President were retiring, it was
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