# 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 2[at the rate of fifty per cent. of the emoluments of the President per month] for the remainder of his life:

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4[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 (30 of 1997).]

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

6 [ 7 [(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 8 [one lakh rupees] per annum;]

(c) to medical attendance and treatment free of charge;

9[(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, 1952 (58 of 1952).]

10 [(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.]

11 [(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.]]

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  • 1 Section 2 re-numbered as sub-section <i>(1)</i> thereof by Act 24 of 1962, s. 2 (w.e.f. 28-6-1962).

  • 2 Subs. by Act 28 of 2008 s. 3, for &quot;of three lakh rupees per annum&quot; (w.e.f. 1-1-2006).

  • 3. The proviso omitted by Act 24 of 1962, s. 2 (w.e.f. 28-6-1962).

  • 4 Ins. by Act 25 of 1998, s. 2 (w.e.f. 20-8-1998).

  • 5 Ins. by Act 24 of 1962, s. 2 (w.e.f. 28-6-1962).

  • 6 Subs. by Act 16 of 1990, s. 2, for clauses (a) and <i>(b)</i> (w.e.f. 29-6-1990).

  • 7 Subs. by Act 28 of 2008, s. 3, for clauses <i>(a)</i> and <i>(b)</i> (w.e.f. 30-12-2008).

  • 8 Subs. by Act 13 of 2018, s. 138, for &quot;sixty thousand rupees&quot; (w.e.f. 1-4-2018).

  • 9 Ins. by Act 71 of 1993, s. 2 (w.e.f. 26-12-1993).

  • 10 Ins. by Act 79 of 1976, s. 2 (w.e.f. 25-8-1976).

  • 11 Subs. by s. 2, <i>ibid</i>., for sub-section <i>(3)</i> (w.e.f. 25-8-1976).

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