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2. Pension to retiring Vice-Presidents.-

(1) There shall be paid to every person who ceases to hold office as Vice-President, either by the expiration of his term of office or by resignation of his office, a pension 1[at the rate of fifty per cent. of the salary of the Vice-President] per month, for the remainder of his life: Provided that such person shall not be entitled to receive any pension during the period he holds the office of the Prime Minister, a Minister or any other office or becomes a Member of Parliament and is in receipt of salary and allowances which are defrayed out of the Consolidated Fund of India or the Consolidated Fund of a State. 2[(1A) The spouse of a person who dies-

(a) while holding the office of Vice-President, or

(b) after ceasing to hold office as Vice-President either by the expiration of his term of office or by resignation of his office, shall be paid a family pension at the rate of fifty per cent. of pension as is admissible to a retiring Vice-President, for the remainder of her life.]

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

3[(a) to the use without payment of rent of such furnished residence (including its maintenance), as the Central Government may determine from time to time;]

(b) to the use of similar telephone facilities at his residence, as a member of Parliament is entitled to under the provisions of the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954(30 of 1954);

4[(c) to secretarial staff consisting of a Private Secretary, an Additional Private Secretary, a Personal Assistant and two Peons and office expenses not exceeding 5[ninety thousand rupees] per annum;]

(d) to the same facilities for himself as respects medical attendance and treatment and on the same conditions as a retired President is entitled to under the provisions of the President's Emoluments and Pension Act, 1951(30 of 1951);

(e) to the same facilities for his spouse and minor children as respects medical attendance and treatment and on the same conditions as the spouse of a retired President is entitled to under the provisions of the President's Emoluments and Pension Act, 1951(30 of 1951);and

1[(f) to travel anywhere in India, accompanied by spouse or a companion or a relative, by the highest class by air, rail or steamer;]

2[(3) Where any such person is re-elected to the office of Vice-President, he or his spouse shall not be eligible to any benefit under this section for the period during which such person again holds such office.

(4) Where any person being a Vice-President gets elected to the office of the President of India, he or his spouse shall not be eligible to any benefit under this section.]

1. Subs. by Act 29 of 2008, s. 2, for "of twenty thousand rupees" (w.e.f. 1-1-2006).

2. Ins. by Act 23 of 2002, s. 2 (w.e.f. 5-7-2002).

3. Subs. by Act 45 of 1999, s. 2, for clause (a) (w.e.f. 30-12-1999).

4. Subs. by Act 29 of 2008, s. 2, for clause (c) (w.e.f. 30-12-2008).

5. Subs. by Act 13 of 2018, s. 204, for "sixty thousand rupees" (w.e.f. 1-4-2018).



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