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VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA

Following is the information about Vice President of India

Election
  • Elected by both the houses (Electoral College) in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote and the vote being secret. Nominated members also participate in his election
  • The Supreme court has the final and exclusive jurisdiction for resolving disputes and doubts relating to the election of the Vice President of India
Criteria
  • Citizen of India
  • More that 35 years of Age
  • Posses the qualification of membership of Rajya Sabha
  • Not hold any office of profit under union, state of local authority. However, for this purpose, the President, Vice-President, Governor of a State and a Minister of the Union or a State, are not held to be holding an office of profit
Other Points
  • Holds office for 5 years. Can be re-elected
  • Term can be cut short if he resigns or by a resolution of the Rajya Sabha passed by a majority of all the then members of the Rajya Sabha and agreed to by the Lok Sabha
  • He is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Since he is not a member of Rajya Sabha, he has no right to vote
  • Being the Vice-President of India, he is not entitled for any salary, but he is entitled to the salary and allowances payable to the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
  • All bills, resolution, motion can be taken in Rajya Sabha after his consent
  • Can discharge the function of the President, the Vice-President shall not perform the duties of the office of the Chairman of Rajya Sabha and shall not be entitled to receive the salary of the Chairman. During this period, he is entitled for the salary and privileges of the President of India
  • Present salary is Rs. 85,000/month

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