List of Vice-presidents of India
|Vice-President||Took office||Left office||President|
|Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu||11th August 2017||Incumbent||Ram Nath Kovind|
|Mohammad Hamid Ansari||11th August 2007||10th August 2017||Pratibha Patil|
|Bhairon Singh Shekhawat||19th August 2002||21th July 2007||A.P. J. Abdul Kalam|
|Krishan Kant||21th August 1997||27th July 2002||Kocheril Raman Narayanan|
|Kocheril Raman Narayanan||21th August 1992||24th July 1997||Shankar Dayal Sharma|
|Shankar Dayal Sharma||3th Sepptember 1987||24th July 1992||Ramaswamy Venkataraman|
|Ramaswamy Venkataraman||31th August 1984||27th July 1987||Giani Zail Singh|
|Muhammad Hidayat Ullah||31th August 1979||30th August 1984||Neelam Sanjiva Reddy|
|Basappa Danappa Jatti||31th August 1974||30th August 1979||Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed|
|Gopal Swarup Pathak||31th August 1969||30th August 1974||Varahagiri Venkata Giri|
|Varahagiri Venkata Giri||13th May 1967||3th May 1969||Zakir Hussain|
|Zakir Hussain||13th May 1962||12th May 1967||Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan|
|Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||13th May 1952||12th May 1962||Rajendra Prasad|
The Term of Vice-president and removal
The term of Vice-president is 5 years. The Vice-President has no limit to be re-elected. He can be re-elected any number of times. In the event of an extraordinary vacancy of Vice-president, the Deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha performs the Vice-President’s duties as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The Vice President can be removed by a resolution passed by an effective majority in the Rajya Sabha.
The Election of Vice-president of India
Article 66 of the Indian Constitution states the manner of election of the Vice-President. The Vice-President is elected indirectly, by an electoral college consisting of members of both houses of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha). The nomination of a candidate for election to the office of the Vice-President must be subscribed by at least 20 electors as proposers and 20 electors as seconders.
Eligibility for the Vice-President of India
• He must be a citizen of India.
• He should not be less than 35 years.
• Must be eligible for election as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
• He must not be a member of the Rajya Sabha.
• He should not hold any office of profit.
Salary and Pension
The salary of Vice-president of India is currently Rs. 4,00,000 per month. Vice-president receives a salary in the capacity as the ex officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (Council of States). The Vice-president of India has some facilities like free furnished residence, medical, travel and other facilities. The pension for the Vice-President is 50% of the salary.