Chapter 21: VICE PRESIDENT
It is the second highest position
in the country.
He is elected by all MP’s of
parliament [nominated + elected]. It is held in accordance
with the system of
Re-election is allowed any number of times.
cannot be an MP / MLA; if such a person is elected he may
have to vacate his
position in that house on joining office of vice
Terms and Conditions of Office:
He holds office for a term of 5
years but can continue even further till his successor
He can resign in
writing to the president.
Rajya Sabha can remove him an absolute
needs to be agreed by Lok Sabha with simple majority.
Since no grounds for
removal are mentioned in the constitution he can be
removed for any reason. No
formal impeachment needed.
All electoral disputes are
resolved by the Supreme Court whose decision is final.
If the election is
declared void then decisions made till then aren’t
and above yrs of age
to be member of Rajya Sabha
hold office of profit in India under any government or
Powers and functions:
Vice president is the ex-officio
chairman of the Rajya Sabha and has powers and functions
similar to the speaker
of the Lok Sabha.
In the event of the presidents inability to
work due to any
reasons or a vacancy in the office of the president due to
any reason he can
act as the president.
However this is only for 6 months till the
is elected. Thus the office was created to maintain
continuity in the Indian
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