11 Mar '11, 12am

Parliament approves allocating another $1.25m to Civil List, which specifies the salaries of the President & his staff

Parliament approved the allocation of an additional $1.25 million to the Civil List, which specifies the salaries of the President, his personal staff, and expenditure. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN PARLIAMENT on Thursday approved the allocation of an additional $1.25 million to the Civil List, which specifies the salaries of the President, his personal staff, and expenditure. The amount set aside for the President's salary is $4,267,500, up from $3,376,800. The entertainment allowance remains at $73,000. The amount for staff salaries increases by $471,600 to $4,532,400. Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said these increases were to cater for an additional staff officer to support the work of the Council of Presidential Advisers, a butler manager to meet the increased demand for butler services at the Istana, and to meet higher variable payments on account of strong e...

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