Vice President of India


Article 63 in The Constitution Of India states that “There shall be a Vice President of India.”

Article 65 in The Constitution Of India states that “The Vice President to act as President or to discharge his functions during casual vacancies in the office, or during the absence, of President”

  1. In the event of the occurrence of any vacancy in the office of the President by reason of his death, resignation or removal, or otherwise, the Vice President shall act as President until the date on which a new President elected in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter to fill such vacancy enters upon his office
  2. When the President is unable to discharge his functions owing to absence, illness or any other cause, the Vice President shall discharge his functions until the date on which the President resumes his duties
  3. The Vice President shall, during, and in respect of, the period while he is so acting as, or discharging the functions of, President, have all the powers and immunities of the President and be entitled to such emoluments, allowances and privileges as may be determined by Parliament by law and, until provision in that behalf is so made, such emoluments, allowances and privileges as are specified in the Second Schedule

Article 66 in The Constitution Of India describe the Procedure of election and Eligibility of the of Vice President of India”.

  1. The Vice President shall be elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote and the voting at such election shall be by secret ballot.
  2. The Vice President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any State, and if a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any State be elected Vice President, he shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in that House on the date on which he enters upon his office as Vice President.
  3. No person shall be eligible for election as Vice President unless he
    1. is a citizen of India;
    2. has completed the age of thirty five years;
    3. is qualified for election as a member of the Council of States
  4. A person shall not be eligible for election as Vice President if he holds any office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State or under any local or other authority subject to the control of any of the said Governments Explanation For the purposes of this article, a person shall not be deemed to hold any office of profit by reason only that he is the President or Vice President of the Union or the Governor of any State or is a Minister either for the Union or for any State.

List of Vice President of India

No. Vice President Term of Office

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

13 May 1952 12 May 1957
13 May 1957 12 May 1962

Zakir Husain

13 May 1962 12 May 1967

V. V. Giri

13 May 1967 3 May 1969

Gopal Swarup Pathak

31 August 1969 30 August 1974

B. D. Jatti

31 August 1974 30 August 1979

Mohammad Hidayatullah

31 August 1979 30 August 1984

R. Venkataraman

31 August 1984 24 July 1987

Shankar Dayal Sharma

3 September 1987 24 July 1992

K. R. Narayanan

21 August 1992 24 July 1997

Krishan Kant

21 August 1997 27 July 2002

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

19 August 2002 21 July 2007

Mohammad Hamid Ansari

11 August 2007 11 August 2012
11 August 2012 11 August 2017

Venkaiah Naidu

11 August 2017 Present


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