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Vice-President of India
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Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Incumbent
Mohammad Hamid Ansari

sinceĀ 11 August 2007
Residence Vice President House
Nominator UPA, Left
Term length Five years, renewable
Inaugural holder Dr. S Radhakrishnan
May 13, 1952 to May 12, 1962
Salary INR125000 (US$2,100) per month (February 2015)
Website Vice President of India

The Vice President of India is the second-highest constitutional official in India, after the President.

Article 63 of the Indian Constitution states that "there shall be a Vice-President". The person who holds the post of Vice-President acts as the President of India during the absence of the President due to resignation, death, impeachment and other reasons. The Vice President is also the Ex-officio Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha. The Vice-President is elected indirectly by members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both houses of the Parliament of India.

The salary for the Vice-President is 125,000 Rupees.

The present Vice President of India is Mohammad Hamid Ansari. He began his term 11 August 2007 and was re-elected 7 August 2012. He was nominated by the United Progressive Alliance and the Left Front.

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