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CEC Kumar, election commissioner to give up income tax perks, use 1 LTC per year | Latest News India

The chief election commissioner of India, Rajiv Kumar, with election commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey, on Friday unanimously determined that each will give up all income tax advantages out there to them and ship a proposal to the Centre for acceptable motion on the identical. The two have additionally determined not to avail exemption from income tax on sumptuary allowance, and also will give up two of three go away journey concessions (LTC) they get every year.

The choice was taken within the first meeting chaired by newly-appointed CEC Rajiv Kumar, who assumed cost of the office on May 15. There is one emptiness within the ballot panel which had been a three-member physique since October 1993.

At current, there are specific perks and privileges out there to the chief election commissioner (CEC) and election commissioners (ECs), together with the income tax exemptions given to them on sumptuary allowance, the ECI famous.

They are additionally entitled to three LTCs in a year for self, partner and dependent family members.

(*1*) the fee stated in an announcement.

“Further, CEC and ECs will avail only one LTC in a year in place of three LTCs presently available to them,” it added.


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