President of India facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPresident of India
State Emblem of India
|Residence||Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
Rashtrapati Nilayam, Hyderabad (winter)
The Retreat Building, Shimla (summer)
|Appointer||Electoral College of India|
|Term length||Five years
|Precursor||Governor General of India|
|Inaugural holder||Rajendra Prasad (1950–1962)|
|Formation||The Constitution of India
26 January 1950
|Deputy||Vice President of India|
|Salary||500000 (US$8,500) (per month)|
The President of India is the head of state of the Republic of India. The current president, Ram Nath Kovind, who was sworn in on 25 July 2017. He succeeded Pranab Mukherjee. The President resides in an estate known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
The President must be:
- A citizen of India
- At least 35 years old
- A person shall not be eligible for election as President if he holds any office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State or under any local or other authority subject to the control of any of the said Governments.
- The name of the candidate desiring to be the President must be proposed by at least 10 electors and seconded by another 10 of the Electoral College.
Vacancy in the Office of President
The Office of the President falls vacant in the following scenarios:
- By reason of death
- By reason of resignation
- Removal by Supreme Court
- Removal by impeachment
- On the expiry of their term
The Vice-President of India will have to discharge the duties, if the Office falls vacant due to any reason other than expiry of the term. when vacancies occur in the offices of the President and of the Vice-President simultaneously, the Chief Justice discharges the functions of the President until a newly elected President.
List of Presidents
Living former Presidents
There is one living former Indian president:
December 19, 1934
Images for kids
Rashtrapati Bhavan, official residence of the President, located at New Delhi.
13th President of India Pranab Mukherjee
The President's Bodyguards is an elite household cavalry regiment of the Indian Army.
Air India One is the call sign of any aircraft carrying the President. The aircraft are operated as VIP flights by the Indian Air Force.
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