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.
In respect to this, how is the vice president elected?
The amendment also prescribes that, if no vice presidential candidate receives an Electoral College majority, then the Senate selects the vice president, with a majority vote of the entire membership (currently 51 of 100 senators, assuming there are no vacancies) being necessary for election.
Who is the vice president of India right now?
Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, completed his second term on 10 August 2017. Venkaiah Naidu won the election and took oath as 13th Vice-President of India on 11 August 2017 at Darbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
Who gives oath to the vice president of India?
Venkaiah Naidu takes over the charge from Hamid Ansari whose second term ended on Thursday. New Delhi: Venkaiah Naidu was sworn-in as the 13th Vice-President of India on Friday with President Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath of office to the former Union minister.