Odishatv Bureau

Draupadi Murmu from Odisha was sworn in as the 15th President of India . She was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana at an event held at central hall of parliament. 

As the 64-year-old tribal leader assumed the top constitutional post, here is a look at the salary and other benefits she is entitled to as the first citizen of the country.

Presidential pay:

The salary of the President of India was increased to Rs 5 lakh per month in the 2018 Union budget of India. 

Perks and allowances

The President will get free housing and medical care and Rs 1 lakh annually for office expenditures. 
She gets to travel free by train or by air anywhere in the world. The president also gets secretarial support from two peons, a private secretary, and a personal assistant.


Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President. The sprawling residence has 340 rooms and a floor area of 2,00,000 square feet. The president has two official retreats where she can go on vacation. One is in Shimla's Mashobra and the other is in Hyderabad's Bolarum


The President gets a custom-built Black Mercedes Benz S600 (W221) Pullman Guard with a state-of-the-art security system. The car, which doesn’t have a licence plate, is bullet and shockproof.  It is built to withstand bombs, gas attacks and other explosives. The President is guarded by the President's Bodyguard, an elite unit of the Indian Armed Forces. 

Retirement benefits

The pension is Rs 2.5 lakh per month. The President also gets other retirement benefits including one rent-free bungalow, two free landlines and a mobile phone, five personal staff, Rs 60,000 a year for the expenses of the staff, and free travel with a companion by train or air.