Salary of President of India 2022: Presidential election is in the last phase today. Counting of votes is going on continuously and Draupadi Murmo is leading. Let us know what rights the President of India gets, how many holidays he gets and how much salary he gets.
President of India Salary: Presidential election in the country is in the last phase. The votes are being counted and Draupadi Murmo’s victory is almost certain. The question must be in your mind that what are the powers of the President? How much salary does he get, how much leave does the President get and what are the responsibilities on him.
How much salary does the President get?
Actually, the term of President Ram Nath Kovind is ending on July 24. Before this, the country will get the 15th President. MPs and MLAs from across the country have cast their votes in the Parliament House and state legislatures to elect the 15th President of India. Votes are being counted since this morning, in which Draupadi Murmo is leading. If Murmo wins, she will become the first woman from a tribal community to hold the country’s top constitutional post. Actually, the President gets many allowances and he is also given many privileges. Let us know about the qualifications of the President of India, his salary, and all the allowances he gets.
These facilities are available to the President of India
The President of India gets a monthly salary of about 5 lakh rupees.
Apart from this, they get lifelong free medical, accommodation and other allowances including treatment facilities.
The President of India and his wife can travel anywhere in the world for free.
The President has a secretarial staff of five people.
200 other people take care of their responsibility under the supervision of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The President also has two luxurious holiday retreats to spend the holidays, one of which is the Rashtrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad and the other is the retreat building located in Shimla.
The President of the country gets a customized Mercedes Benz S600 (W221) vehicle.
The President has the power to declare war on the advice of the Union Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister.
All the necessary treaties and contracts of the country are made by the President.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India, which is located in New Delhi.
Rashtrapati Bhavan has a total of 340 rooms and its floor area is 2,00,000 square feet.
The President gets these additional powers
– The President is not liable to any court for the exercise and performance of the power and duties of his office or for anything done or to be done by him in the exercise and performance of those powers and duties.
– If his conduct is subject to review by any court, tribunal or body appointed or nominated by either House of Parliament to inquire into the charge under Article 61, then this rule applies.
No criminal proceedings can be initiated or continued against him in any court during the tenure of the President.
Not only this, no process of arrest or imprisonment will be issued from any court during his tenure.
President also pays tax!
This question is often asked whether the President does not have to pay taxes? It’s not like that at all. The Income Tax Act and the President (Amoleum) and Pension Act 1951 also do not allow income tax exemption from the salary of the President. In such a situation it is clear that the President also pays the tax. Under the Voluntary Surrender (Exemption of Tax) Act, 1961, if the President puts his salary in the Consolidated Fund, then he can avoid paying tax. However, you should know that this exemption is for all those people who are getting their salary from the Consolidated Fund.
What was the salary structure earlier?
1951 – Rs 10,000 + 15000 Allowance
1985 – Rs 15000 + 30,000 Allowance
1989 – Rs 20,000 + 10,000 Allowance
1998 – Rs 50,000 + Allowance
2008 – Rs 1,50,000 + Allowance
2017 – Rs 5,00,000 + Allowance