The Vice-President of India is the second highest constitutional office in the country after The President of India. He serves for a five-year term. Article 63 of The Indian Constitution states that there shall be a Vice-President.
Article 66 of The Indian Constitution states the process of election of Vice-President of India. The Vice-President is elected by members indirectly, of an electoral college insisting members of both the Houses of Parliament.
Vice President of India also act as chairperson of Rajya Sabha. He receives his salary as chairman of Rajya Sabha not as vice- president. Below is the list of Vice President in India
List of Vice- President of India
|1||Dr. S RadhaKrishnan||1952 – 1957, 1957 – 1962|
|2||Dr. Zakir Hussain||1962 – 1967|
|3||Varahagiri Venkata Giri||1967 – 1969|
|4||Gopal Swarup Pathak||1969 – 1974|
|5||Basappa Danappa Jatti||1974 – 1979|
|6||Muhammad Hidayat Ullah||1979 – 1984|
|7||Ramaswamy Venkataraman||1984 – 1987|
|8||Shankar Dayal Sharma||1987 – 1992|
|9||Kocheril Raman Narayanan||1992 – 1997|
|10||Krishan Kant||1997 – 2002|
|11||Bhairon Singh Shekhawat||2002 – 2007|
|12||Mohammad Hamid Ansari||2007 —current|