Profile of Ramnath Kovind, Ex-President of India

Profile of Ramnath Kovind Former Indian President

Ram Nath Kovind is the former president of India. Born in Uttar Pradesh, India in October 1945, a member of the Indian People's Party. He was elected as a member of the Indian Federal House and became the governor of Bihar in August 2015. He was elected as the 14th President of India in July 2017.

Post name:    Ram Nath Kovind

Country: India

Place of birth:    Uttar Pradesh, India

Date of birth:    October 1, 1945

Occupation:    Retd. President of India
Date of Retirement as President of India: 24 July, 2022
Post Retirement Residence: 12 Janpath

Table of Content

    1. Character Profile

    2. Incumbent President

Character profile of Ramnath Kovind

Ram Nat Cowend aka Ramnath Kovind, serving since July 25, 2017. Previously, he served as Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017, and a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 2006. 
Nominated as the presidential candidate by the ruling NDA alliance, winning the 2017 presidential election, becoming the second dalit to be elected to the presidency.
Before entering politics, he was a lawyer and practiced in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for 16 years until 1993.

Ramnath Kovind, the President of India

Incumbent president Ramnath Kovind

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in at the New Delhi Parliament Building on July 25, 2017. 
In the Indian presidential election held on the 17th of this month, Kovind was elected with more than 65% of the votes.
On the 5th, the New Delhi court sentenced that the death penalty will be executed on 4 criminals in the "black bus" rape case in 2012 at 5:30 pm on March 20. 
The death penalty had been postponed several times because of an application for forgiveness by the enforced person. This was the fourth time the court sentenced the death sentence.
Ramnath Kovind and Modi ji


3 so called criminals involved

The day before, Indian President Kovind rejected a petition for forgiveness from the criminals in the case. Indian media said that so far, the four criminals have exhausted all available legal options.

The court in New Delhi, India, issued the death penalty for four criminals for the first time on January 7, 2020, and is scheduled to execute it on January 22. At present, the execution date of the death penalty has been postponed twice, the first postponed to February 1, and the second post to March 3, which is the third postponement. 
The victim's mother expressed strong protests over repeated delays, saying that her anger would not be calmed until the criminals who raped and killed her daughter were hanged.

On the evening of December 16, 2012, the 23-year-old victim was raped by six criminals on a moving black bus. A few days later, the victim died at a hospital in Singapore.

Retirement of Ramnath Kovind, Ex-President of India

Ramnath Kovind retired on 24/07/2022 and was succeeded by Dropadi Murmu on 25 July 2022.

What benefits does former President Kovind deserve?

• Former President Kovind is entitled to a fully furnished bungalow in Lutyens' Delhi which will be his residence for the rest of his life.

• He is entitled to a monthly pension of Rs.2.5 million.

• Kovind is also entitled to a secretarial staff consisting of a private secretary, an additional private secretary, a personal assistant and two peons and office expenses up to Rs 100,000 per annum.

• According to The President's Emoluments And Pension Act, 1951, uploaded at, the retired President is entitled to free medical care and treatment and to travel in the highest class anywhere in India accompanied by one person, by air, by rail or steamer. 

• The President of India gets a salary of Rs 5 lakh per month. A former president who is removed from office at the end of his term or by resignation receives, by law, a pension of 50 percent of the presidential emoluments each month for the rest of his life.

• Kovind is entitled to Type VIII bungalow and allotted 12th Jan route as per the prescribed procedure.

• Under the 1951 Act, a retired president is entitled to free use of a residential home (including its maintenance), two telephones (one for internet and broadband) for the rest of his life, a mobile phone with national roaming and a car or car usage fee.

• The law provides that the spouse of the president is entitled to a family pension equal to 50 percent of what the retired president would receive for the rest of his life if the president died in office or resigned, or removal from office at the end of the term of office. 

• The husband is also entitled to free medical assistance and treatment throughout his life. Such a spouse has the right to use furnished housing (including maintenance) without paying a license fee.

• He is also entitled to a secretariat staff consisting of a private secretary and a peon and office expenses up to Rs 20,000 per annum.

• The spouse, like the retired president, is entitled to a free phone and car or such car allowance for the rest of their lives and is allowed 12 one-time top class trips anywhere in the country, by air, train, or a steamer accompanied by an attendant or relative.

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