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PMO discloses salary of staff under RTI Act

The monthly salary of all officers working in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been made public as part of suo motu disclosure under the RTI Act with senior IAS officer Bhaskar Khulbe the highest paid at Rs 2.01 lakh.

PMO discloses salary of staff under RTI Act
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Khulbe, who is Secretary to the Prime Minister, gets a monthly remuneration of Rs 2.01 lakh, according to details of the salary as on June one, 2016 put on the PMO website. 

Nripendra Mishra, Principal Secretary to the PM, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and PK Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Modi get Rs 1,62,500 per month, plus pension, each. All these top bureaucrats are retired civil servants.

Six Joint Secretaries in the PMO—Tarun Bajaj, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, TV Somanathan, AK Sharma, Anurag Jain and Debashree Mukherjee—get a monthly salary ranging between Rs 1.55 lakh and Rs 1.77 lakh, it said. 

Rajeev Topno and Sanjeev Kumar Singla, both private secretaries to the PM, get a monthly salary of Rs 1.46 lakh and Rs 1.38 lakh respectively. 

Sharat Chander, Information Officer, and JM Thakkar, Public Relations Officer in the PMO, get a monthly remuneration of Rs 1.26 lakh and Rs 99,000, respectively. 

Five other bureaucrats including the PM’s close aide Sanjay R Bhavsar, working as Officer on Special Duty (OSD), draws monthly remuneration of around Rs 1.1 lakh, it said.

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