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.
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