Salaries of President and Vice-President may go up to three times as the Union home ministry has prepared a proposal for raising the emoluments of the country's two top functionaries.
The move comes following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations which has created an anomalous situation in which the salary of the President is Rs 1 lakh less than that of the country's top-most bureaucrat, the Cabinet secretary.
The proposal is expected to be placed before the Union Cabinet for approval soon, sources said.
At present, the President gets Rs 1.50 lakh per month, the Vice-President Rs 1.25 lakh and governor of a state Rs 1.10 lakh. As per the proposal the President's salary may go up to Rs 5 lakh and Vice-President's up to Rs 3.5 lakh, sources said.
Salaries of the President, Vice-President and governors were last hiked in 2008 when 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.