Vice President in India – भारत के उपराष्ट्रपति
The Vice President of India, according to the Indian Constitution, is the second-highest rank, right after the President of India. Article 63 of the Constitution of India opines that “there shall be a Vice-President of India.” The Vice President in India performs the duties of the President if he is unable to perform those duties under the circumstances like impeachment, resignation, death or other critical situations. He is also the Rajya Sabha’s ex-officio Chairperson.
How is the Vice-President of India elected?
The Electoral College elects the Vice-President or VP in our country. It comprises of members of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. The Election Commission in our country is an autonomous body that conducts all types of elections in the country.
The election for the post of the Indian Vice-President takes place within 60 days of the existing Vice-President’s term’s expiry. It’s a process of indirect vote cast via a secret ballot using a solo transferrable vote. After counting the votes, the Returning Officer announces the result and reports it to the Union Government.
Who is the Vice President of India at present?
The name of the person is Honorable Vice President Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu. He has been serving as VP of India since 11th August 2017 after defeating Gopalkrishna Gandhi. The First Highest rank in India id for President of India. Here, you can get the list of Indian Presidents.
Previous Vice-Presidents of India
Since the time of India’s independence from the British dominance, our country has seen 13 Vice-Presidents. The first VP took his oath on 13th May, in 1952, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Here is a list of vice presidents of India, get the detailed information on vice presidents list from the year 1952 – 2017 year.
The first Vice-President of India was Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. After him, came Zakir Hussain, Varahagiri Venkata Giri, and Gopal Swarup Pathak. Basappa Danappa Jatti, Ramaswamy Venkataraman, Mohammad Hidayatullah, Shankar Dayal Sharma, Krishna Kant, Kocheril Raman Narayan, Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat have also served India as Vice-Presidents.
The term of the Vice-President
The Vice-President (उपराष्ट्रपति) in our country holds his office for five years. The Electoral College can re-elect a person as the Vice-President multiple times. In case of a Vice-President dies, resigns suddenly, the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha takes his place for the time being.
Vice President of India Website: http://vicepresidentofindia.nic.in
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