UPSC Exam   »   Vice-President of India- Indian Polity   »   Vice-President of India- Indian Polity

Vice-President of India (Articles 63-73)

Vice-President of India- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Indian Constitution- Historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

Vice-President of India (Articles 63-73)_40.1

 

Vice-President of India

  • Constitutional Provisions: The Office of the Vice-President of India is mentioned in Part V of the Constitution of India under Chapter I (Executive).
    • Article 63 of the Indian Constitution mentions the post of Vice-President.
    • The Constitutional Articles from 63-73 deal with the qualifications, election and removal of the Vice-President of India.
  • Constitutional Status: The Vice-President of India is the second-highest constitutional office in the country.
  • Present Vice-President: Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is the current Vice President of India and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Vice-President of India (Articles 63-73)_50.1

 

Qualifications for the election of Vice-President

  • The Vice-President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any State.
    • If a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any State be elected Vice-President, he shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in that House on the date on which he enters upon his office as Vice-President.
  • No person shall be eligible for election as Vice-President unless he –
    • is a citizen of India;
    • has completed the age of thirty-five years; and
    • is qualified for election as a member of the Council of States.
  • A person shall not be eligible for election as Vice-President if he holds any office of profit under-
    • The Government of India or
    • The Government of any State or
    • Any local or other authority subject to the control of any of the said Governments.
  • Note: For the purposes of this article, a person shall not be deemed to hold any office of profit by reason only that he is the President or Vice-President of the Union or the Governor of any State or is a Minister either for the Union or for any State.

 

Election of Vice-President of India

  • Eligible Voters: The Vice-President shall be elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament.
    • Note: Both elected and nominated members of the parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) participates in the election of Vice-president.
  • Election Method: The election of the Vice-President of India is held in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote.
    • The voting in the Election of the Vice-President of India shall be by secret ballot.

 

Constitutional Articles relating to Vice-President of India

 

Vice Presidents of India [Article 63 to Article 71]
Article 63 There shall be a Vice President of India
Article 64 The Vice-President shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Council of States and shall not hold any other office of profit
Article 65 The Vice-President to act as President or to discharge his functions during casual vacancies in the office, or during the absence, of President
Article 66 The Vice-President shall be elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament. The Vice-President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any State.
Article 67 The Vice-President shall hold office for a term of five years from the date of his appointment.
Article 68 An election to fill a vacancy created because of the completion of the term of office of Vice-President shall be completed before the expiry of the term.

The election to fill a vacancy created because of the death, resignation or removal of the Vice-President shall be held as soon as possible.

Article 69 Every Vice-President shall make an Oath or Affirmation on entering upon his office before the President, or some person appointed in that behalf by him
Article 70 Discharge of President’s functions in other contingencies
Article 71 Matters relating to, or connected with, the election of a president or vice-president

 

Vacancy and Impeachment of The President

President of India | Key Functions and Powers of President

President of India (Article 52-62): Constitutional Provisions, Qualifications and Election of President

President of India (Article 52-62): Constitutional Provisions, Qualifications and Election of President

Sharing is caring!

Thank You, Your details have been submitted we will get back to you.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.