Vice-President of India

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Vice-President of India
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Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu
Incumbent
Venkaiah Naidu

since 11 August 2017
ResidenceVice President House
NominatorUPA, Left[1]
Term lengthFive years, renewable
Inaugural holderDr. S Radhakrishnan
May 13, 1952 to May 12, 1962
SalaryINR125000 (US$2,100) per month (February 2015)
WebsiteVice President of India

The Vice President of India is the second-highest constitutional official in India, after the President.

Article 63 of the Indian Constitution states that "there shall be a Vice-President". The person who holds the post of Vice-President acts as the President of India during the absence of the President due to resignation, death, impeachment and other reasons. The Vice President is also the Ex-officio Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha. The Vice-President is elected indirectly by members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both houses of the Parliament of India.

The salary for the Vice-President is 125,000 Rupees.

The present Vice President of India is Venkaiah Naidu. He began his term 11 August 2017. Vice Presidents of India This list is numbered based on Vice Presidents elected after winning an Indian Vice Presidential election. The Vice President of India does not represent any political party. The colours used in the table indicate the following:

Colour key

 Vice President was an Independent candidate (5)
 Vice President was a candidate of Indian National Congress (INC) (5)
 Vice President was a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (2)
 Vice President was a candidate of the Janata Dal (JD) (1)

Key † Died in office No. Name (birth–death)[10] Portrait Elected (% votes) Took office Left office Term (in years) President(s) Party 1 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888–1975) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1952 (Unopposed) 13 May 1952 12 May 1957 10 Rajendra Prasad Independent 1957 (Unopposed) 13 May 1957 12 May 1962 2 Zakir Husain (1897–1969) Zakir Hussain 1962 (97.59) 13 May 1962 12 May 1967 5 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Independent 3 V. V. Giri (1894–1980) V.V. Giri 1967 (71.45) 13 May 1967 3 May 1969 2 Zakir Husain Independent 4 Gopal Swarup Pathak (1896–1982) — 1969 (49.9) 31 August 1969 30 August 1974 5 V. V. Giri (1969–1974) Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1974) Independent 5 B. D. Jatti (1912–2002) — 1974 (78.70) 31 August 1974 30 August 1979 5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1974–1977) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1977–1979) Indian National Congress 6 Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905–1992) — 1979 (Unopposed) 31 August 1979 30 August 1984 5 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1979–1982) Zail Singh (1982–1984) Independent 7 R. Venkataraman (1910–2009) R Venkataraman 1984 (71.05) 31 August 1984 24 July 1987 3 Zail Singh Indian National Congress 8 Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918–1999) Shankar Dayal Sharma 1987 (Unopposed) 3 September 1987 24 July 1992 5 R. Venkataraman Indian National Congress 9 K. R. Narayanan (1921–2005) K.R. Narayanan 1992 (99.86) 21 August 1992 24 July 1997 5 Shankar Dayal Sharma Indian National Congress 10 Krishan Kantdagger (1927–2002) Krishna Kant 1997 (61.76) 21 August 1997 27 July 2002 5 K. R. Narayanan (1997–2002) Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (2002) Janata Dal 11 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (1924–2010) Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 2002 (59.82) 19 August 2002 21 July 2007 5 Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam Bharatiya Janata Party 12 Mohammad Hamid Ansari (1937–) Hamid Ansari 2007 (60.51) 11 August 2007 11 August 2012 10 Pratibha Patil (2007–2012) Pranab Mukherjee (2012–2017) Ram Nath Kovind (2017) Indian National Congress 2012 (67.31) 11 August 2012 11 August 2017 13 Venkaiah Naidu (1947–) Venkaiah Naidu 2017 (67.89) 11 August 2017 Incumbent — Ram Nath Kovind Bharatiya Janata Party Timeline

See also

Reference[change | change source]

  1. "UPA-Left names Ansari for Vice President". The Hindu. PTI. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2011.