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President of India

Executive head of state of the Republic of India

The President of India is the head of state of the Republic of India. The current president were 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. 

President of India
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Ram Nath Kovind

since 25 July 2017
StyleHon'ble President
(Within India)
His Excellency
(Outside India)[1]
ResidenceRashtrapati Bhavan
Term lengthFive years, renewable
Inaugural holderRajendra Prasad
26 January 1950
FormationIndian Constitution
26 January 1950
SalaryINR1.5 lakh (US$2,600) (monthly)[2]
WebsitePresident of India


A President must be:

• A citizen of India

• At least 35 years old

• 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 PresidentEdit

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

• By reason of death

• By reason of resignation

• Removal by Supreme Court

• Removal by impeachment

• On the expiry of their term

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.

List of PresidentsEdit

Living former PresidentsEdit

There are two living former Indian presidents:


  1. "'His Excellency' to Go: Prez Approves New Protocol". Outlook India. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  2. "President okays her own salary hike by 300 per cent". The Indian Express. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2012.