Ram Nath Kovind, the former president of India who left office on July 25, 2022 after serving as the nation’s fourteenth leader, has settled into a lavishly equipped mansion in Lutyens’ Delhi. Former President Ram Nath Kovind will spend the remainder of his life there. On July 25, Draupadi Murmu—the only other woman and the nation’s first tribal leader—was inaugurated in as India’s 15th president.
Let’s examine the retirement perks that Ram Nath Kovind would be eligible for as the former leader of the largest democracy in the world when he bids farewell to the position.
A list of former president Ram Nath Kovind’s retirement benefits:
1.The former president Ram Nath Kovind would be entitled to a bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi that is completely furnished and will serve as his permanent residence.
2.The former president of India will also be eligible for a 2.5 lakh rupee pension per month.
3.He is entitled to a secretarial staff of two peons, a personal assistant, two supplementary private secretaries, and a private secretary, as well as office expenditures up to Rs. 1 lakh annually.
4.The retired President of India is entitled to free medical attention and treatment under The President’s Emoluments and Pension Act, 1951.
5.Additionally, he is entitled to complimentary first-class travel everywhere in India, with the company of one person, via rail, air, or steamer.
6.The monthly remuneration of the President of India is Rs. 5 lakh. A former president of the nation who leaves office either by resignation or the end of his or her term is entitled to a pension equal to half of the president’s monthly salary for the rest of their lives.
7.Ram Nath Kovind, the former president, has been assigned 12-Janpath and is qualified for a Type-VIII bungalow per the established protocol.
8.According to the 1951 Act, a retired president is entitled to use a furnished home (including its maintenance) for the rest of his or her life without having to pay rent, two telephones (one for internet and broadband connectivity), a car or an allowance to use a car, and one mobile phone with national roaming capability.
9.According to the legislation, in the event that the President passes away while in office, resigns, or abdicates after the term has ended, the spouse of the former President is entitled to receive a family pension equal to 50% of what a retired President receives for the rest of his or her life.
10.The previous Indian President’s spouse is also entitled to lifetime free medical care, including attendance and treatment. Such a spouse will have the right to live in a furnished home without having to pay a licence fee.
11.He or she is entitled to an office staff of up to 20,000 Rupees per year, which consists of a private secretary and a peon.
12.Similar to the retired President, the spouse is also entitled to a free phone, a car, or a car allowance for the rest of their lives, as well as 12 top-class single trips by air, steamer, or rail anywhere in the nation with a companion or a relative.
India’s 2022 presidential elections
On July 25, 2022, Draupadi Murmu, the current president of India, took the oath of office. at 10:15 a.m. in the Central Hall of the Indian Parliament. After the vote-counting was complete on July 21, 2022, she was inaugurated as the nation’s first tribal leader.
President Draupadi Murmu received 2,824 votes worth $6,76,803, while Yashwant Sinha received 1,877 votes worth $3,80,177 as her opponent. On July 18, 2022, a total of 4,809 MPs and MLAs participated in the voting process.
The candidate for the National Democratic Alliance (BJP) in the June 2022 elections for President of India, Draupadi Murmu, received this nomination. She ran as the joint presidential candidate of the Opposition parties against Yashwant Sinha, an administrator and politician from India.