Vice President of India
The Vice President of India is the second-highest constitutional official in India, after the President.
|Vice-President of India|
since 11 August 2022
|Residence||Vice President House|
|Nominator||Members of Indian Parliament only|
|Term length||Five years, renewable|
|Inaugural holder||Dr. S Radhakrishnan|
May 13, 1952 to May 12, 1962
|Salary||₹125,000 (US$1,600) per month (February 2015)|
|Website||Vice President of India|
Jagdeep Dhankhar is the current Vice-President of India.He defeated opposing candidate Margaret Alva in 2022 Indian vice presidential election.
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 Jagdeep Dhankhar since 2022.
- ↑ "UPA-Left names Ansari for Vice President". The Hindu. PTI. 21 July 2007. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2011.