List of Vice-Presidents of India
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The Vice-President of India is the second highest constitutional office in the Indian Government after the President. In accordance with Article 65 of the Indian Constitution, the Vice-President discharges the functions of the President when a contingency arises due to the resignation, removal, death or the inability of the President to discharge his functions. He is also the ex officio chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. The Vice President is elected by an electoral college consisting of all the members of both houses of the Parliament in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote via a secret ballot conducted by the Election Commission of India. Once elected the Vice President continues in office for a five-year term, but can continue in office irrespective of the expiry of the term, until a successor assumes office. The Vice President can be removed by a resolution passed by an effective majority in the Rajya Sabha.
There have been 13 vice-president, since the inception of the post in 1950. The first Vice-president of India took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13 May 1952
The complete list of Vice-Presidents of India includes the persons sworn into the office as Vice-President of India, following the adoption of the Constitution of India in 1950. Some of whom later became presidents.
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|Took office||Left office||Term (in years)||Notes||President(s)||Candidate of|
|13 May 1952||12 May 1962||10||Radhakrishnan was a prominent scholar. Besides being awarded the Bharat Ratna he also held the position of vice-chancellor in the Banaras Hindu University and the Andhra college. He served as the Vice-President for two terms.||Rajendra Prasad||Independent|
|13 May 1962||12 May 1967||5||Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||Independent|
|3||Varahagiri Venkata Giri
|13 May 1967||3 May 1969||2||Zakir Husain||Independent|
|4||Gopal Swarup Pathak
|31 August 1969||30 August 1974||5||Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1969–1974)
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1974)
|5||Basappa Danappa Jatti
|31 August 1974||30 August 1979||5||Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1974–1977)
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1977–1979)
|Indian National Congress|
|31 August 1979||30 August 1984||5||Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1979–1982)
Giani Zail Singh (1982–1984)
|31 August 1984||24 July 1987||3||Giani Zail Singh||Indian National Congress|
|8||Shankar Dayal Sharma
|3 September 1987||24 July 1992||5||Ramaswamy Venkataraman||Indian National Congress|
|9||Kocheril Raman Narayanan
|21 August 1992||24 July 1997||5||Shankar Dayal Sharma||Indian National Congress|
|21 August 1997||27 July 2002||4||Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1997–2002)
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (2002)
|11||Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
|19 August 2002||21 July 2007||5||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|12||Mohammad Hamid Ansari
|11 August 2007||11 August 2017||10||Pratibha Patil (2007–2012)
Pranab Mukherjee (2012–2017)
Ram Nath Kovind (2017)
|Indian National Congress|
|13||Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu
|11 August 2017||Incumbent||—||Ram Nath Kovind||Bharatiya Janata Party|
- † Died in office
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Footnotes and References
- "VPI & Constitution | Vice President of India | Government of India". vicepresidentofindia.nic.in. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
- Media Division,Election Commission of India. "Background information of Vice Presidential election for 2012" (PDF). eci.nic.in. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- "Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as Vice-President". The Hindu. PTI. 2017-08-11. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
- List of Presidents /Vice Presidents Archived 2008-12-07 at the Wayback Machine.