The President of India is the first citizen of the country that is why he/she receives the highest salary in the country. The President of India receives Rs. 500,000 as basic salary plus other allowances fixed to President of India. The Vice-President of India is the second highest paid official in the country who receives Rs.400,000 plus other allowances fixed to Vice President of India.
The Constitution of India envisages some important posts to run the different offices of the country. The officers responsible for different works are paid for their work. In this article we have mentioned the salary of President of India, salary of Chief Justice of Supreme court and salary of Governor of a state etc.
Salary of Government Officials in India – President, Vice-President, Governors of States.
|Position in the Indian order of precedence||Post||Basic salary+other allowances|
|1||President||500,000 (US$7,200) + Other allowances fixed to President of India|
|2||Vice-President||Rs. 400,000 (US$5,800) + Other allowances fixed to Vice President of India|
|3||Prime Minister||Rs. 160,000 (US$2,300) (salary received as a Member of Parliament)+ allowances as a Member of Parliament+ Other allowances for the Prime Minister of India.|
|4||Governors of States||Rs.350,000 + Other allowances fixed for Governors of States.|
|6||Chief Justice of Supreme Court||Rs.280,000 + Other allowances fixed for Chief Justice of India.|
|9||Judges of Supreme Court of India||Rs.250,000 + Other allowances fixed for SC Judges.|
|9A||Chief Election Commissioner of India Rs. 250,000 (US$3,600)+ Other allowances.||Rs. 250,000 + Other allowances|
|9A||Comptroller and Auditor General of India||Rs.250,000 + Other allowances.|
|9A||Chairman of Union Public Service Commission||Rs. 250,000 (US$3,600) + Other allowances.|
|11||Cabinet Secretary of India||Rs. 250,000 + Other allowances. Senior-most civil servant in Government of India.|
|11||Lieutenants Governor of Union Territories||Rs. 110,000 + Other allowances fixed by the Union Government|
|12||Chiefs of Staff (Army, Navy, Air) in the rank of General and equivalent ranks in Indian Armed Forces||Rs. 250,000 + Other allowances|
|14||Chief Justice of High Courts||Rs. 250,000 + Other allowances fixed for Judges.|
|16||Judges of High Courts||Rs. 225,000 + Other allowances fixed for Judges.|
|21||Member of Parliament of India Rs. 100,000 (US$1,400)||Constituency allowances Rs. 45,000 + Parliament office allowance Rs.45,000 + Parliament session allowance ( Rs.2,000 )/day.|
|23||Secretaries to Government of India, Special Secretaries to Government of India, Vice Chief of Army Staff/Commanders in the rank of Lieutenant General and equivalent ranks in Indian Armed Forces||Rs. 225,000 + Other allowances.|
|23||Chief Secretaries of State Governments, Additional Chief/Special Chief Secretaries to State Governments||Rs. 225,000 + Other allowances. Senior IAS in State Governments.|
|25||Additional Secretaries to Government of India||Rs.182,200 (Minimum Pay) to Rs.224,100 (US$3,200) (Maximum Pay) + Other allowances.|
|25||Principal Secretaries to State Governments||Rs. 182,200 (Minimum Pay) to Rs. 224,100 (Maximum Pay) + Other allowances.|
|26||Joint Secretaries to Government of India, Major General and equivalent ranks in Indian Armed Forces||Rs. 144,200 (Minimum Pay) to Rs. 218,200 (Maximum Pay)+ Other allowances.|
|26||Secretaries to State Governments||Rs. 144,200 (Minimum Pay) to Rs. 218,200 (Maximum Pay) + Other allowances.|
The above list of the Indian officials is very important for the various competitive exams to be held in India. So students need to learn it with utmost attention.
What is the Salary and Perks of the President of India?
In the October 2017, the Government of India decided to increase the salary of The President of India from Rs. 1.5 lac /month to Rs. 5 lac / month. In addition to the salary the president receives other allowances in which free medical, housing and treatment facilities (whole life) are provided. After this new salary the president will get Rs. 1.5 lac /month as pension. The spouses of Presidents will also get a secretarial assistance of Rs. 30,000 per month.
The President (article 52) is the head of the Indian state. He is the head of the all armed forces in the country. The President is the first citizen of the country and acts as the symbol of the integrity and solidarity of the nation. Mr. Ram Nath Kovind is the 14th President of India.
This article explains that why the salary of president increased more that 200% after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission and what is the current salary of the President of India.
Why President’s salary hiked
As we know that the President is the highest citizen of the country, but do you know that after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission the salary of the Cabinet Secretary became Rs. 2.5 lac per month while the President of India was getting just Rs.1.5 lac per months. So in this way the salary of an employee in the Government of India was became more that the President of India.
This situation was thought to be against the prestigious post of the President. That is why Government of India had decided to increase the salary of the President.