The Vice President is a constitutional post of republic India, which is the second-highest position in the post hierarchy after the President of India. There are 13 people who became the vice president of India till 2020. But one interesting fact, there is no one woman listed in the list of the vice president of India till now.

The Vice President of India list is more useful to increase your basic knowledge. It can also play a vital role in competitive examinations because some of the related questions of the Vice President are asked in various examinations.

The first Vice Presiden of India
The first Vice Presiden of India

This post is providing you with all details of the Vice President of India like eligibility, salary, roles and the Vice President of India name list, etc. So let's start with the Vice President of India list.

From 1952 to till now List of the Vice President of India  

After becoming the republic of India, the first Vice President of India was elected in 1952 and Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the first Vice President who remained on this post for two terms. But at present Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu was elected as the 13th Vice President of India, who held the position in August 2017. Given below list is mentioned the Vice President's name and their terms. 


Vice President's Names



Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

1952 - 19562


Dr Jakir Hussain

1962 - 1967


V. V. Giri

1967 -1969


Gopal Swarup Pathak

1969 -1974


Basappa Danappa Jatti (BD Jatti)

1974 - 1979


Md. Hidayatullah

1979 - 1984


R. Venkatraman

1984 -1987


Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma

1987 - 1992


K. R. Narayanan

1992 - 1997


Dr Krishnakant*

1997 - 2002


Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

2002 - 2007


Md. Hamid Ansari

2007 - 2017


M. Venkaiah Naidu

Aug 2017 - present

Note: * Dr Krishnakant was the first Vice President who died under his term.

Eligibility and Roles of the Vice President of India

The Vice President is a prestigious post in Indian Administration, everyone wants to reach the post of the Vice President in his/her political career. But the question is, who can be the Vice President of India? 

Anyone Indian people who fulfil criteria for the post can be the Vice President of India. For this compulsory conditions are applied, Which are the following:

Eligibility for the Vice President of India is: 

  1. He/She should be a citizen of India.

  2. The age should be a minimum of 35 years.

  3. Not to be another profitable post under the government of India or States.

  4. He/She fulfils the norms of being elected a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Note: If somebody holds the post of the political leaders such as the Vice-President or member of the Council of Ministers of the Union or a State, will not be considered for a post of profit.

Roles of the Vice President in Indian Administration

According to article 63 of Indian Constitution, there have been arrangements for a post of the Vice President in India and he has also allotted two most important roles.

Firstly the Vice-President is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (article 64) and he will preside over the Rajya Sabha.

Second most important work of the vice president is, he will play a role as the President when the President is resigned, death and absence due to other causes.

There are two Vice Presidents of India Sri V V Giri and Sri B D Jatti played roles as the President of India when the death of the two India's President Dr Jakir Hussain and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed during his terms. It is proved that the role of the Indian Vice-President is not less in Indian administration.

The Vice President in India elected through the?

The Vice President of India is elected indirectly by the system of proportional representation by a single transferable vote by the electoral college, same as the President of India but one thing is different and that electoral college. In the electoral college members of the state legislatures and Union Territories do not participate. Means only the elected members of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will participate.

The vice president of India is elected for five years. It means the term of the vice President is 5 years. But he may resign from self-decision before his tenure. He can also be removed by the decision of the Parliament before his term, but the decision should be passed by the majority of the members of the Rajya Sabha.

The Vice-President of India Salary, Pension and other allowance 

The Vice-President of India doesn't get any salary as the Vice-President, he gets his salary and other allowance as a chairman of the Rajya Sabha. At present, he is getting 4 Lakhs/Month as a salary. Apart from his salary he also gets allowance and facilities like travel allowance, house, etc.

One most important thing is that when the Vice-President works as a chairman of Rajya Sabha he gets his salary as the chairman but when he works as the President he gets salary, facilities and benefits as the President of India. But the Vice-President can't do both jobs simultaneously. It means he can do only one job in one time.

Some Important Facts about the Vice President of India

  • A person can be elected more than one time for the Vice President.

  • All disputes related to the election of the Vice President are only solved in the supreme court.

  • The Vice-President of India is not a member of Rajya Sabha.

  • In the situation of absence or illnesses of the Vice-President, anyone can't work as the Vice-President.

  • The vice president of India hands over his resignation letter to the President of India.

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