Prez, VP continue to get less salary than top babus, chiefs

New Delhi, Nov 19: The President and the Vice- President continue to get less salaries as compared to the top bureaucrats and service chiefs since the laws are yet to be amended to rectify an anomaly with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations nearly two years ago.

The proposal for enhancement of the salaries of the President, the Vice President and the Governors was prepared by the Union Home Ministry and forwarded to the Cabinet Secretariate more than a year ago for the approval of the Union Cabinet, a home ministry official said.

However, no decision has been taken on it yet, the official told PTI on condition of anonymity. 

At present, the President gets Rs 1.50 lakh per month, the Vice-President Rs 1.25 lakh and a Governor of a state Rs 1.10 lakh.

After the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's awards on January 1, 2016, the Cabinet Secretary, who is the top-most bureaucrat in the country, gets Rs 2.5 lakh per month and a Secretary in the Union government draws Rs 2.25 lakh per month.

The President is also the supreme commander of all the three armed forces - the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, and the Indian Navy.

PTI