The Office of Vice President of India is the second highest Constitutional office in the Government of India. The Vice President is the deputy to the President of India. The Current Vice President of India is Jagdeep Dhankar and he is the 14th Vice President of India. He took the charge of the office on 11th August 2022. Venkiah Naidu was the Ex-Vice President of India from 11 August 2017 till 10th August 2022. The Current President of India is Draupadi Murmu.
Who is the Current Vice President of India?
The current Vice President of India is Jagdeep Dhankar. On 11th August 2022, he took charge of his office and became the 14th Vice President of India. He contested against Margaret Alva in the election for Vice President of India. Dhankhar won the 2022 election for the post of Vice President of India with 74.37% votes and recorded the highest poll-victory margin since the 1992 election the same. Earlier, he was the Governor of West Bengal from 30th July 2019 to 18th July 2022.
Who is the Vice President of India?
When the President of India is abroad or when he is unable to discharge his/her responsibility due to removal, resignation, death, impeachment or any other reason, Vice President will have to discharge the Presidential duties. According to Article 63 of the Constitution of India, there shall always be a Vice President of India. Article 65 of the Constitution of India bestows the Vice President of India with the responsibility of taking important decisions as Deputy the President of India.
Eligibility of Vice President of India
The Vice President of India must have the following qualifications and the eligibility criteria mentioned below. In case, the Vice Presidential candidates do not meet the eligibility criteria then their candidature will be rejected.
- He must be a citizen of India.
- He should not be less than 35 years.
- He must be eligible for election as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
- He must not be a member of the Rajya Sabha at the time of the election of Vice President of India.
- He should not hold any office of profit under the Government of India or any State Government.
Term of Office for Vice President of India
The Vice President of India shall continue in office for 5 years. However, he/she can continue in the office until his/her successor assumes office even if the 5-year term is over.
Vice President of India List
Here is the detailed Vice President of India List in detail. You will find the Tenure of all the Vice President of India along with the Presidents they have served under in the following table.
|S. No.||Vice-President||Tenure (From)||Tenure (To)||President|
|1||Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||13th May 1952||12th May 1962||Dr. Rajendra Prasad|
|2||Dr. Zakir Hussain||13th May 1962||12th May 1967||Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan|
|3||Varahagiri Venkata Giri||13th May 1967||20th July 1969||Dr. Zakir Hussain|
|4||Gopal Swarup Pathak||31stth August 1969||30th August 1974||V. V. Giri|
|Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed|
|5||Basappa Danappa Jatti||31st August 1974||30th August 1979||Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed|
|Neelam Sanjiva Reddy|
|6||Justice Muhammad Hidayatullah||31st August 1979||30th August 1984||Neelam Sanjiva Reddy|
|Giani Zail Singh|
|7||Ramaswamy Venkataraman||31st August 1984||24th July 1987||Giani Zail Singh|
|8||Shankar Dayal Sharma||7th September 1987||24th July 1992||Ramaswamy Venkataraman|
|9||Kocheril Raman Narayanan||21st August 1992||24th July 1997||Shankar Dayal Sharma|
|10||Krishan Kant||21st August 1997||27th July 2002||Kocheril Raman Narayanan|
|A. P. J. Abdul Kalam|
|11||Bhairon Singh Shekhawat||19th August 2002||21st July 2007||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam|
|12||Mohammad Hamid Ansari||11th August 2007||10th August 2017||Pratibha Patil|
|Ram Nath Kovind|
|13||M Venkaiah Naidu||11th August 2017||10th August 2022||Ram Nath Kovind|
|14||Jagdeep Dhankhar||11th August 2022||Incumbent||Draupadi Murmu|