President of India

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President of India
भारत के राष्ट्रपति
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Incumbent
Ram Nath Kovind

since 25 July 2017
Style Hon'ble President
(Within India)
His Excellency
(Outside India)[1]
Residence Rashtrapati Bhavan
Term length Five years, renewable
Inaugural holder Rajendra Prasad
26 January 1950
Formation Indian Constitution
26 January 1950
Salary INR1.5 lakh (US$2,600) (monthly)[2]
Website President of India

The President of India is the head of state of the Republic of India. The current president is Ram Nath Kovind, who was sworn in on 25 July 2017. He succeeded Pranab Mukherjee.The President resides in an estate known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan  in New Delhi. 

Qualifications[change | change source]

A President must be:

•a citizen of India

•of 35 years of age or above

•A person shall not be eligible for election as 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.

•The name of the candidate desiring to be the President must be proposed by at least 10 electors and seconded by another 10 of the Electoral College.

Vacancy in the Office of President[change | change source]

The Office of the President falls vacant in the following scenarios:

•On the expiry of their term

•By reason of death

•By reason of resignation

•Removal by Supreme Court

•Removal by impeachment

The Vice-President of India will have to discharge the duties, if the Office falls vacant due to any reason other than expiry of the term. when vacancies occur in the offices of the President and of the Vice-President simultaneously, the Chief Justice discharges the functions of the President until a newly elected President.

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