Vice-President of India

second-highest constitutional office of India

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

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

since 11 August 2017
ResidenceVice President House
NominatorMembers of Indian Parliament only[1]
Term lengthFive years, renewable
Inaugural holderDr. S Radhakrishnan
May 13, 1952 to May 12, 1962
Salary125000 (US$2,100) per month (February 2015)
WebsiteVice President of India

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.


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