Updated: June 29, 2021 3:37:41 pm
President Ram Nath Kovind has said he pays tax amounting Rs 2.75 lakh a month.
According to some television news channels, the president said this in Jhinjhak in Kanpur Dehat district on Friday.
Kovind embarked on a journey to Kanpur on a special Presidential train from the Safdarjung railway station in Delhi on June 25.
President Ram Nath #Kovind Tells How Much He Gets Paid Monthly and How Much Income #Tax Is Deducted
‘I get #salary of 5 lakhs per month, out of which 2,75,000 goes to tax, a teacher has more savings than us’, said President Ram Nath Kovind. pic.twitter.com/B2V7X2CLro
— Sandeep Seth (@sandipseth) June 28, 2021
The train made two stop-overs at Jhinjhak and Rura of Kanpur Dehat, where the president interacted with his old acquaintances from his school days and the early days of his social service.
Addressing a gathering, Kovind said, “If the president is the highest paid employee of the country, then he also pays taxes. I pay a tax of Rs 2.75 lakh a month. But people only talk about my Rs 5 lakh salary.”
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