New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has displayed monthly salary of all its officials on its website.
This information has been made mandatory to be in published in public domain under the right to information (RTI) act and government guidelines.
The highest paid official, with a monthly salary of Rs 2 lakh, is additional-secretary rank official Bhaskar Khulbe.
Modi’s principal secretary Nripendra Mishra, additional principal secretary PK Mishra and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval – all of them higher than Khulbe in the pecking order – earn a monthly salary of Rs 1.6 lakh. This is because of a rule that requires the government to deduct the pension from the salary of retired civil servant on his re-employment.
The PMO has also promised to put out tour details of its officials soon.
It is a small step but most public bodies including the transparency watchdog,
The salaries of the Prime Minister’s Office were made public even when the Manmohan Singh government was in power.