Ram Nath Kovind has replaced Pranab Mukherjee as India’s new President. He got a little competition from Smt. Meera Kumar, the candidate of Congress and other opposition parties, however, many people were of the opinion that Ram Nath Kovind would be the next President of India as he filed the nomination.
The Indian President’s Salary:
Well, let us tell you that the President Ram Nath Kovind’s annual package is of Rs.18,00,000; however, the perks that the Indian President enjoys are greater than his salary. Perks that come with his appointment are that he would reside in the world’s largest presidential palace, the Rashtrapati Bhawan, which is spread over five acres. He is also entitled to travel with a motorcade of 25 cars. Moreover, his salary may increase further if PMO approves the new proposal of hike of Rs.5,00,000.
Take a look at the annual salaries of some other Presidents of the world:
Pakistani President Mamoon Hussain draws a monthly salary of Rs.49,000. His annual salary comes to be Rs.5,87,737.
Chinese President Xi Jinping receives Rs.13 lakhs as an annual salary.
The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, earned Rs.10,00,159 as an annual salary. However, he declared assets of over Rs.200 crores including a 300 sqm apartment in Texas, USA and a villa worth about Euro 500,000 in Italy. Sall has been incredibly quiet on this issue while people are pondering over how he made so much of money to buy such lush properties.
Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ali makes a meager Rs.10,51,464 per year. He came into the power following the Jasmine revolution and has been the country’s President since then.
Russian President Vladimir Putin earns Rs.88 lakhs per year. His monthly salary is about Rs.7 lakhs.
US President Donald Trump draws an annual salary of Rs.2,57,42,000. His salary per day comes to around Rs.70,000.