EC issues notification for filing nomination for 16th Vice-Presidential election

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The Election Commission has issued the notification on 5 July for filing the nomination for the 16th Vice-Presidential election. 

  • The process of filing nominations for the Vice Presidential election to be held on August 6 will start from July 5 and will continue till July 19.

  • The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on July 20 and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is July 22.

  • The term of current Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10.

  • The election is held according to the system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote and voting is by secret ballot.

  • About Vice-President

  • The post of Vice President of India is modelled on the lines of the US Vice President.

  • The post of Vice President in India is considered to be the second highest post in the country.

  • Article 63 of the Indian Constitution mentions the office of the Vice-President.

  • He is the ex-officio Speaker of the Rajya Sabha (Article 64).

  • He is not a member of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

  • The Vice President is indirectly elected by an Electoral College.

  • The Electoral college consists of both elected and nominated members from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

  • The Electoral College does not include the members of the state legislative assemblies.

  • The Vice President holds the position for five years.

  • He can resign his office before five years by submitting his resignation to the President.

  • A formal impeachment is not required for his removal.

  • First Vice President of india – Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (1952)

  • Present Vice President of india – Venkaiah Naidu (Since 2017)

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