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