RBI Governor gets pay hike; monthly basic jumps to Rs 2.5 lakh

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New Delhi: RBI Governor Urjit Patel and his deputies have got a big pay hike with the government more than doubling their basic salary to Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 2.25 lakh per month, respectively.

The “basic pay of the Governor and Deputy Governors’ have been revised retrospectively with effect from January 1, 2016 and marks a huge jump from Rs 90,000 basic pay so far drawn by the Governor and Rs 80,000 for his deputies.

Still, their salaries are much lower than the top executives of various banks regulated by the RBI.

The monthly emoluments of these top RBI officials include ‘basic pay’, dearness allowance and ‘other payments’, which totalled Rs 2,09,500 in case of Patel as on November 30, 2016, as per the latest information disclosed on the RBI website.

In response to a query under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the central bank disclosed that as per a Finance Ministry communication, dated February 21, the basic pay of the Governor and Deputy Governors have been revised.

Following the revision, the basic pay of the Governor stands increased to Rs 2,50,000 per month while the same for a Deputy Governor would be Rs 2,25,000, RBI said.

The pay hike is “with effect from January 1, 2016”.

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