THE PRESIDENTS EMOLUMENTS AND PENSION ACT, 1951

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Year : 1951

[Act No. 30 of 1951]
[13th May, 1951]
 
PREAMBLE

An act to provide1*[for the emoluments of the President and for] pensions to retiring Presidents.

BE it enacted by Parliament as follows :-

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1. Substituted for the words "for the payment of" by President's Pension (Amendment) Act (77 of 1985), section 2 (26-12-85)

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Section -1 Short title

This Act may be called The President's1[Emoluments and Pension] Act, 1951.

1A - 1*Emoluments of the President

There shall be paid to the President by way of emoluments 3*[one lakh fifty thousand rupees] per 2*mensem.]

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1. Insert by President's Pension (Amendment) Act (77 of 1985), section 3 (26-11-85).
2. Substituted for "twenty thousand rupees" by the President's Emoluments and Pension (Amendment) Act, 1998 w.e.f. 01-01-1996.
3. Substituted for "2[fifty thousand rupees]" by the President's Emoluments and Pension (Amendment) Act, 2008, w.e.f 01-01-2006.

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Section -2 Pension to retiring Presidents

1[(1)] There shall be paid to every person who ceases to hold office as President, either by the expiration of his term of office or by resignation of his office, a pension of 9*[at the rate of fifty per  cent. of the emoluments of the president per month]  per annum for the remainder of his life;

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3*[Provided that if any person before assuming the office of President, has held the office of the Vice-President, such person shall not be entitled to any pension and other benefits under the provisions of the Vice-President's Pension Act, 1997."

4*[(2) Subject to any rules that may be made in this behalf, every such person shall, for the remainder of his life be entitled-

10*[(a) to the use of a furnished residence (including its maintenance), without payment of rent, two telephones (one for internet and broadband connectivity), one mobile phone with national roaming facility and a motor-car, free of charge or to such car allowance as may be specified in the rules;

(b) To secretarial staff consisting of a Private Secretary, one Additional Private Secretary, one Personal Assistant, two Peons and office expenses up to sixty thousand rupees per annum]

(c) To medical attendance and treatments free of charge;

8*[(d) To travel anywhere in India, accompanied by one person, by the highest class by air, rail or steamer.]

Explanation.-For the purposes of this sub-section "residence" shall have the meaning assigned to it in the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers Act, 1953.]

5*[(2A) Subject to any rules that may be made in this behalf, the spouse of every such person shall, for the remainder of life, be entitled to medical attendance and treatment, free of charge.]

6*[(3) Where any such person is re-elected to the office of President, such person or the spouse of such person shall not be entitled to any benefit under this section for the period during which such person again holds that office.]

2A 11*Family Pension to spouse of President

The spouse of a person who dies-

(a) While holding the office of President, or

(b) After ceasing to hold office as President either by the expiration of his term of office or by resignation of his office, shall be paid a family pension at the rate of fifty per cent, of pension as is admissible to a retiring President, for the remainder of her life.]

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1. Original section 2 re-numbered as sub-section (1) thereof and the proviso to the section deleted therefrom, by the President's Pension (Amendment) Act, 1962 (24 of 1962), section 2 (28-6-1962).

2. Substituted for "three lakh rupees" by the President's Emoluments and Pension (Amendment) Act, 1998 w.e.f. 01-01-1996

3. Inserted by the President's Emoluments and Pension (Amendment) Act, 1998 w.e.f. 20-08-1998

4. Sub-section (2) and (3) inserted, by the President's Emoluments and Pension (Amendment) Act, 1998 w.e.f. 20-08-1998

5. Cls. (a) and (b) substituted, by the President's Pension (Amendment) Act, 1976 (79 of 1976), section 2(a) (25-8-1976).

6. Inserted, by the President's Pension (Amendment) Act, 1976 (79 of 1976), section 2(a) (25-8-1976), (71 of 1993), section 2 (26-12-93).

7. Sub-section (2A) inserted by the President's Pension (Amendment) Act, 1976 (79 of 1976), section 2(a) (25-8-1976).

8. Substituted for the original sub-section (3), by the President's Pension (Amendment) Act, 1976 (79 of 1976), section 2(a) (25-8-1976).section 2(b).

9. Substituted by the President's Pension (Amendment) Act, 2008 for "2[three lakh rupees]"
 
10. Substituted by the President's Pension (Amendment) Act, 2008 for

"7[(a) to the use of a furnished residence (including its maintenance), without payment of rent, a telephone and a motor-car, free of charge or to such car allowance as may be specified in the rules;
(b) to secretarial staff consisting of a Private Secretary, a Personal Assistant and a Peon, and office expenses the total expenditure on which shall not exceed twelve thousand rupees per READ MORE

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