Vice-presidents list of India

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

vice-presidents of india
The first Vice President of India was Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Article 63 of Indian Constitution tells us that “there shall be a Vice-President for India.” The Vice-President acts as President in the absence of the President due to death, resignation, impeachment, or any other situation. The Vice-President of India acts also as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

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.