New Delhi, Jan 3: President, Pratibha Devsingh Patil gave her consent to the three fold salary hike. Pratibha Patil from now will get a salary of Rs 1,50,000 per month in place of Rs 50,000 per month.
While signing her own salary hike bill on Dec 30, Patil also assented to another law providing for Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari's pay to be raised from Rs 40,000 to Rs 125,000 per month.
The two laws amending the salaries of President and the Vice-President were notified in the government's official gazette on Dec 31. Although Patil and Ansari would start getting enhanced salaries from the current month, they would be deemed to have had their pay hiked from Jan 2006 itself.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)