"Indian flag flying high against the backdrop of Rashtrapati Bhavan, symbolizing the government and leadership in India.""Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, symbolizing the country's leadership and governance."


As India prepares for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony today at 7.15 pm, the attention shifts to the prestigious roles of the President, Prime Minister, and Vice President, along with the perks and salaries that accompany these positions.

The President of India, as the supreme commander of all three armed forces, earns a monthly salary of ₹5 lakh, following a revision in 2018 by former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Alongside this substantial salary, the President enjoys various perks:

  • Free travel across the country via air, rail, or steamer, with the provision to bring along one person whose expenses will be covered.
  • Free medical services and attendance.
  • A furnished rent-free home, along with two free landlines (one for internet connectivity), a mobile phone, and five personal staff members. Home maintenance costs are also covered.
  • In the unfortunate event of the President’s demise while in office, the spouse receives a family pension and lifelong free medical services.

Vice President:
Similarly, the Vice President saw a hike in emoluments to ₹4 lakh per month in 2018. Alongside the salary, the Vice President enjoys perks such as free accommodation, personal security, medical care, travel allowances, and staff support. After retirement, the Vice President is entitled to secretarial staff and expenses for their maintenance.

Prime Minister:
The Prime Minister of India reportedly earns ₹1.66 lakh per month. In addition to the salary, the Prime Minister benefits from a Special Protection Group (SPG) for security and access to an exclusive aircraft, Air India One, for official visits. The Prime Minister also resides in the official residence at 7, Race Course Road.

These details shed light on the financial and logistical support provided to India’s highest-ranking officials, ensuring they can effectively fulfill their duties while maintaining the dignity and prestige of their respective offices.

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