Election of vice president

Election of vice president


Election of vice president – Today Current Affairs

  • Recently the Election Commission announced the Vice-Presidential election to be held in August 2022.

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Provisions relating to Vice President:

  • The Vice President is the second highest constitutional office of India. He serves for a term of five years, but he can continue in office notwithstanding the expiry of the term until the office is taken over by the successor.
  • The Vice President can resign from office by giving his resignation to the President of India which becomes effective from the day the resignation is accepted.  The Hindu Analysis
  • The Vice-President can be removed from office by a resolution of the Council of State (Rajya Sabha), which is then passed by a majority of the members present, with the consent required by the Lok Sabha. A motion to this effect can be moved only after giving a notice of not less than 14 days for the purpose.
  • The Vice President is the ex-officio President of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and does not hold any other office of profit.

Qualification : The Hindu Analysis

  • Must be a citizen of India.
  • Must have completed 35 years of age.
  • Must be eligible for election as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • Should not hold any office of profit under the Central Government or any State Government or any local authority or any other public authority.

Electoral College : The Hindu Analysis

  • According to Article 66 of the Constitution of India, the Vice President is elected by the members of the Electoral College.

 Electoral Board Members : The Hindu Analysis

  • Elected members of Rajya Sabha.
  • Nominated members of Rajya Sabha.
  • Elected members of Lok Sabha.

What is the election process? The Hindu Analysis

  • According to Article 68 of the Indian Constitution, elections to fill a vacancy caused by the termination of office must be completed before the term of the outgoing Vice President expires.
  • The superintendence, direction and control of the conduct of elections to the office of the Vice-President is vested in the Election Commission of India under Article 324 of the Constitution along with the Presidential and Vice-President Election Act, 1952 and the President and Vice-President’s Election Rules, 1974.
  • Notification for election shall be issued on or after sixty days before the expiry of the term of the outgoing Vice-President.
  • Since all the members of the electoral college are members of both the Houses of Parliament, each Member of Parliament’s vote will have the same value i.e. 1 (one).  The Hindu Analysis
  • The Election Commission, in consultation with the Central Government, appoints the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha as Returning Officers on rotational basis.
  • Accordingly, the Secretary General, Lok Sabha shall be appointed as the Returning Officer for the present election to the office of the Vice President of India.
  • The Commission has also decided to appoint an Assistant Returning Officer in the Parliament House (Lok Sabha) to assist the Returning Officer.
  • As per Rule 8 of the Election of President and Vice-President Rules, 1974, voting for the election shall be held in the Parliament House.


Here we mention all information about Election of vice president  Today Current Affairs.


Yojna IAS Daily Current Affairs Hindi med 7th July

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