It is important to note that after the President, the Vice President is the country’s second-highest constitutional post. The Vice President leads the Rajya Sabha as the chairman of the Parliament’s Upper House. The VP also serves as the President’s caretaker.
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Let’s now take a look at the perks, pensions, salary, and allowances of the Vice President of India.
Vice President’s salary
The Vice President of India’s monthly salary is Rs 4 lakh. The salary was increased in the 2018 budget from the earlier Rs 1.25 lakh per month.
Vice President of India: Perks and allowances
Apart from the monthly salary, the Vice President of India gets other perks including free medical care, free train and air travel, a landline connection, and mobile phone service. The VP also has personal security and staff.
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In case the VP performs the President’s duty in their absence, they will receive the President’s salary and perks as well.
Vice President of India: Pension
The Vice President of India receives 50% of their salary as a pension. They also continue to receive several benefits apart from the pension. The Finance Ministry is responsible for paying the salary and pension of the Vice President.
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