Vice President of India
The Vice President of India is the second highest constitutional office in the Government of India and is the ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The Vice President is elected by the members of the electoral committee consisting of members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha and also the state legislature has no role in the Vice President Elections.
The current vice President of India is Jagdeep Dhankhar who assumed office on 11 August 2022. The first vice president of India was Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who served from 13 May 1952 to 12 May 1957. Mohammad Hamid Ansari was the only Vice President who served for 10 years from 11 August 2007 to 11 August 2017. The previous vice President of India was Venkaiah Naidu who served from 11 August 2017 to 11 August 2022 under the Presidency of Ram Nath Kovind. The term of the vice President is 5 years, however, can continue in office until the successor assumes office.
List of Vice Presidents of India
|Vice President of India||Terms of office|
|Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||13 May 1952||12 May 1957|
|13 May 1957||12 May 1962|
|Zakir Hussain||13 May 1962||12 May 1967|
|V.V. Giri||13 May 1967||3 May 1969|
|Gopal Swarup Pathak||31 August 1969||30 August 1974|
|B.D Jatti||31 August 1974||30 August 1979|
|Mohanmmad Hidayatullah||31 August 1979||30 August 1984|
|R. Venkataraman||31 August 1984||24 July 1992|
|Shankar Dayal Sharma||3 September 1987||24 July 1997|
|K.R. Narayanan||21 August 1992||24 July 1997|
|Krishan Kant||21 August 1997||27 July 2002|
|Bhairon Singh Shekhawat||19 August 2002||21 July 2007|
|Mohammad Hamid Ansari||11 August 2007||11 August 2012|
|11 August 2012||11 August 2017|
|Venkaiah Naidu||11 August 2017||10 August 2022|
|Jagdeep Dhankhar||11 August 2022||Incumbent|
Vice President of India: Qualification
- The vice President of India must be a citizen of India.
- Age limit for being a vice President is not less than 35 years.
- An eligible member of the Rajya Sabha
- The elected vice President should not be a member of the Rajya Sabha.
- He/she should not hold any office of profit.
Vice President of India: Term of Office
The Vice President of India is elected for 5 years, and the present Vice President is also eligible for re-elections. The vice President can be terminated based on the following methods.
- Resignation to be addressed to the President.
- Removal of a resolution of the council of states passed by the majority of its members and agreed by the Lok Sabha.
FAQs related to Vice President of India
1. Who is the 14th Vice President of India?
Ans. Jagdeep Dhankhar is the 14th vice President of India.
2. Who is the first vice president of India?
Ans. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first vice president of India. He took oath on 13th May 1952.
3. Who is the longest-serving Vice President of India?
Ans. Mohammad Hamid Ansari is the longest-serving Vice President of India. He served for 10 years from 11 August 2007 to 10 August 2017.
4. Post of Vice President has been taken from which constitution?
Ans. The post of Vice President has been taken from U.S. Constitution.
5. Who is the first female Vice President of India?
Ans. India never had a female Vice president.