The vice president of India officially the Vice President of the Republic of India, is the second-highest constitutional office in India after the President. Article 63 of Indian Constitution states that “There shall be a vice president of India.” The vice president acts as president in the absence of the president due to death, resignation, impeachment, or other situations.
The vice president of India is also ex officio chairperson of the Rajya Sabha. When a bill is introduced in Rajya Sabha, the vice president decides whether it is a financial bill or not. If he is of the opinion, a bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha is a money bill, he would refer the case to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha for deciding it.
Vice Presidents of India From 19952 to Till Now
|SN||Name||Term of Office|
|1||Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||13 May 1952 to 12 May 1962|
|2||Dr. Zakir Hussian||13 May 1962 to 12 May 1967|
|3||Sh. V.V Giri||13 May 1967 to 31 May 1969|
|4||Sh. Gopal Swarup Pathak||31 August 1969 to 30 August 1974|
|5||Sh. B.D Jatti||31 August 1974 to 30 August 1979|
|6||Sh. H Hidayatullah||31 August 1979 to 30 august 1984|
|7||Sh. R. Venkataraman||31 August 1984 to 24July 1987|
|8||Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma||3 September 1987 to 24 July 1992|
|9||Sh. K.R. Narayanan||31 August 1992 to 24 July 1997|
|10||Sh. Krishan Kant||21 August 1997 to 27 July 2002|
|11||Sh. M. Hamid Ansari||11 August 2007 to 10 August 217|
|12||Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu||11 August 2017-|