Vice Presidents of India List PDF From 1947 to 2022

List of Vice Presidents of India since Independence to 2022, Check Eligibility for Vice President of India and Powers and Functions of Vice Presidents of India, also check List of Important Articles of Indian Constitution related to Vice President of India

Vice Presidents of India List: Under article 63 of Indian Constitution, there shall be a Vice-President of India. The office of Vice President of India is the 2nd highest constitutional office in Indian government. Under Article 64 of Indian Constitution, the Vice-President shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Council of States and shall not hold any other office of profit. He is the ex officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Once elected, the Vice President Continues in the office for a term of 5 years but can continue in office until a successor assumes office irrespective of the expiry of term.

Under Article-64 and 89(1) of Indian Constitution Vice-President is ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha. Vice-President of India is the second most important authoritative body after the President. As per Indian Constitution Article 65, he is entitled to take important decisions in certain cases of contingency due to resignation, removal, death, impeachment or the inability of the president to discharge his/her functions. Complete list of Vice Presidents of India since independence to 2022 is given below.

List of Vice Presidents of India

There have been 13 Vice-presidents (Uparaashtrapati) of India since the inception of the post in the constitution. Vice Presidents of India List from 1952 to 2022 is given below:

S.NOVice Presidents of IndiaParty NameTerm of officeTerm in Years
1.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (First Vice-President of India)Independent 13 May 1952 – 12 May 1957 13 May 1957 – 12 May 19629 years, 364 days
2.Zakir HussainIndependent13 May 1962 – 12 May 19674 years, 364 days
3.V. V. GiriIndependent13 May 1967 – 3 May 19691 years, 364 days
4.Gopal Swarup PathakIndependent31 August 1969 – 30 August 19744 years, 364 days
5.B. D. JattiIndian National Congress 31 August 1974 – 30 August 19794 years, 364 days
6.Mohammad HidayatullahIndependent 31 August 1979 – 30 August 19844 years, 364 days
7.R. VenkataramanIndian National Congress31 August 1984 – 24 July 19872 years, 327 days
8.Shankar Dayal SharmaIndian National Congress3 September 1987 – 24 July 19924 years, 325 days
9.K. R. NarayananIndian National Congress21 August 1992 – 24 July 19974 years,
337 days
10.Krishan KantJanata Dal21 August 1997 – 27 July 20024 years, 340 days
11.Bhairon Singh ShekhawatBhartiya Janata Party 19 August 2002 – 21 July 20074 years, 336 days
12.Mohammad Hamid AnsariIndian National Congress 11 August 2007 – 11 August 201211 August 2012 – 11 August 20179 years, 364 days
13.Venkaiah NaiduBhartiya Janata Party 11 August 2017 – Incumbent4 years, 276 days
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Eligibility for Vice President of India

  • Candidate must be Citizen of India
  • He must have completed the age of 35 years
  • Qualified to be elected as Rajya Sabha member
  • He must not hold any office of profit under the Union governemnet or any state Government or any local authority or public authority.

Powers and Functions of Vice Presidents of India

  • The president of India is ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha, he Presides over meetings of the Rajya Sabha, his functions and powers are similar to that of speaker of Lok Sabha
  • Vice-President acts as President when a vacancy occurs in the Office of the President due to his resignation, removal, death or otherwise for a period of maximum 6 months.
  • While acting as President, the Vice-President draws salary, allowance, emoluments as that of President of India
  • The election of a person as vice- president cannot be challenged on the ground that electoral college was incomplete.
  • If the election of a person as Vice-President is declared void by the Supreme Court acts done by him before the date of such declaration of the Supreme court are not invalidated means they continues to remain in force

List of Important Articles of Constitution of India related to Vice President of India

  • Article 63 :- There shall be a Vice President of India
  • Article 64:- The Vice- President shall be the Ex-Officio Chairman of the Council of States and shall not hold any office of profit.
  • Article 65 :-The Vice-President to act as President or to discharge his functions during casual vacancy in the office or during the absence of President
  • Article 66 :- The Vice-President shall be elected by the members of an electoral college of the members of the both Houses of parliament. The Vice- President shall not be member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislative of any State.
  • Article 67 :- the Vice-President shall not Hold office for a term of five years from the date of his appointment.
  • Article 68 :- An election to fill a vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of office of Vice- President shall be completed before the expiration of the term. An election to fill a vacancy in the office of Vice President by reason of his death, resignation or removal shall be held as soon as possible after the occurrence of the vacancy.
  • Article 69 :- Every Vice-President shall make an Oath or Affirmation on entering upon his office before the President shall be held as soon as possible.
  • Article 70 :- Discharge of President function in other contingencies.
  • Article 71 :- Maters regarding to the election of a president or Vice-President

Who was the first Vice- President of India?

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first Vice- President of India for two consecutive term from 13 May 1952 to 12 May 1962 (9 years, 364 days).

Who is the Current Vice-President of India in 2022?

Venkaiah Naidu is the Current Vice-President of India.

Name three Vice-Presidents of India who were elected unopposed?

1. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 2. Hidayatullah, 3. Shankar Dayal Sharma were elected unopposed.

The post of Vice-President of India has been taken from which constitution?

US Constitution

What is the maximum time period for which Vice-President can work as acting President of India?

in certain cases of contingency due to resignation, removal, death, impeachment or the inability of the president to discharge his/her functions, Vice-President can work as acting President of India for a period of upto 6 Months.

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