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President, Vice President, Governors' salaries hiked

President, Vice President, Governors salaries hiked

New Delhi: The emoluments of the President, Vice President and state Governors will be enhanced to Rs 5 lakh, Rs 4 lakh and Rs 3.5 lakh respectively, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in the Union Budget on Thursday.

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.

Salaries of the President, Vice-President and Governors were last hiked in 2008 when the Parliament had approved a three-fold increase.

Till 2008, the President’s salary was Rs 50,000, the Vice-President’s Rs 40,000 and a Governor’s Rs 36,000 per month.

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