Current Vice President of India 2024:

In India, the post of Vice-President is the second highest post in the executive after the President. The Vice President of India also participates in legislative work as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The current Vice President of India is Mr. Jagdeep Dhankhar, he took charge as the 14th Vice President of India on 11 August 2022.

He previously served as the Governor of West Bengal from 2019 to 2022. He also served as the Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in the Chandra Shekhar Ministry from 1990 to 1991. He was a member of the Lok Sabha from 1989 to 1991 and later a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from 1993 to 1998. He has also been associated with several political parties in India, including the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Indian National Congress, and the Janata Dal.

List of Vice Presidents of India (1952-2023):

Name of Vice President Tenure (from how long)
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13 May 1952 to 14 May 1957
Dr. Zakir Hussain 13 May 1962 to 12 May 1967
Varahagiri Venkatagiri 13 May 1967 to 03 May 1969
Gopal Swaroop Pathak 31 August 1969 to 30 August 1974
BD Jatti 31 August 1974 to 30 August 1979
Mohammad Hidayatullah 31 August 1979 to 30 August 1984
R. Venkataraman 31 August 1984 to 27 July 1987
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma 03 September 1987 to 24 July 1992
K. R. Narayanan 21 August 1992 to 24 July 1997
Krishnakant 21 August 1997 to 27 July 2002
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 19 August 2002 to 21 July 2007
Mohammad Hamid Ansari 11 August 2007 to 19 July 2017
Venkaiah Naidu 11 August 2017 to 10 August 2022
Jagdeep Dhankhar 11 August 2022 to present

Qualifications for the post of Vice President of India

For the post of President of India, it is necessary to have the following qualifications, a person will be eligible to be elected as Vice President only if he fulfills the following conditions:-

  • Be a citizen of India.
  • Must have completed 35 years of age.
  • Must be eligible to be elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • Should not be a member of either House of the Parliament or of the State Legislature. This does not mean that a member of Parliament or State Legislatures cannot be Vice-President, but it means that if a person is elected to the office of Vice-President and if he is a member of either House of Parliament or State Legislatures, he has to give up this membership.
  • does not hold any office of profit under the Government of India or under the Government of any State or under any local authority or authority under the control of any of the said Governments.

Election or election of the Vice-President:

(1) The Vice-President shall be elected by the members of the electorate consisting of members of both the Houses of Parliament in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote and voting at such election shall be secret.

(2) The Vice-President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament or of either House of the Legislature of a State and if a member of either House of Parliament or of either House of the Legislature of a State is elected Vice-President. shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in that House from the date on which he enters upon his office as Vice-President.

(3) A person shall be eligible to be elected Vice-President only if he:

  • Is a citizen of India, (b) has completed the age of thirty-five years and
  • Qualified for being elected a member of the Rajya Sabha.

(4) No person who holds any office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State or under any local or other authority under the control of any of the said Governments shall be eligible to be elected Vice-President.

Functions of the Vice President of India:

The Vice-President to act as President or to discharge his functions during a casual vacancy in the office of the President or in his absence:-

  • In the event of a vacancy in the office of the President by reason of his death, resignation or removal from office or otherwise, the Vice-President shall act as President until the date on which a new President is elected in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter to fill such vacancy. takes his position.
  • When the President is unable to discharge his functions due to absence, illness or any other cause, the Vice-President shall discharge his functions until the date on which the President resumes his duties.

The Vice-President shall have all the powers and immunities of the President during and in relation to the period so acting as President or discharging his functions and shall exercise such emoluments, allowances and privileges. as Parliament may, by law, determine and, until provision is so made in this behalf, be entitled to such emoluments, allowances and privileges as are specified in the Second Schedule.

Term of office of Vice President:

The Vice-President shall hold office for five years from the date on which he enters upon his office and if his successor is not elected during this period of five years, he shall continue in office till his successor is elected and enters upon the office. doesn't do it. Provided that the Vice-President may, within five years from the date of his taking office, remove or be removed from his office in the following manner:-

  • By submitting his resignation to the President.
  • By passing a resolution by the Rajya Sabha.

A resolution for the removal of the Vice-President is introduced in the Rajya Sabha, but before the resolution of the removal of the Vice-President is presented in the Rajya Sabha, it is necessary to inform him 14 days before that. After the resolution is passed in the Rajya Sabha, it is sent to the Lok Sabha for approval. If the Lok Sabha approves the resolution, the Vice-President is removed from office. In the event of acting as Acting President, the Vice-President can be removed by impeachment only under the procedure by which the Constitution provides for impeachment of the President.

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When the offices of both the President and the Vice President of India are vacant at the same time, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) acts as the President. This provision is mentioned in Article 65(1) of the Indian Constitution.

Muppavarapu Venkayya Naidu is the current Vice President of India. He was elected the thirteenth Vice President of India by defeating Gopalkrishna Gandhi in the election held on 5 August 2017 and became the Vice President on 11 August 2017.

The Vice President of India who served for two consecutive terms is Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He held the office of Vice President from 1952 to 1962, serving under President Rajendra Prasad and Dr. Zakir Hussain. After serving his second term as the Vice President, Dr. Radhakrishnan remained the President of India from 1962 to 1967.

The Electoral College for the election of the Vice-President of India consists of the members of both the Houses of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. Unlike the election of the President, where the Electoral College consists of members of state legislatures, the Vice President is elected only by the members of Parliament.

The Supreme Court has the power to settle election disputes relating to the President and the Vice-President. This is his fundamental right. Fundamental rights are those rights provided to the Indian citizens mentioned in the third part of the Constitution of India which cannot be limited by the government in normal situation and whose protection is guarded by the Supreme Court.

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