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List of Vice Presidents of India

The Vice President of India is the deputy to the President of India and this office ranks second in order of precedence and first in line of succession to the presidency. The Vice President is also a member of Parliament of India as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. When a bill is introduced in the Rajya Sabha it is the Vice President who decides whether it is a money bill or not. The Vice President is elected indirectly by members of an electoral college comprising members of both Houses of Parliament and not the members of the state legislative assemblies. The election is done by the system of proportional representation using single transferable votes and the voting is conducted by the Election Commission of India using a secret ballot. Sarvepalli Radhakrishna was the first Vice President of India and served from May 13 1952 to 12 May 1962 before he took over as President. India has had 13 Vice Presidents and currently the post is held by Venkaiah Naidu.

Sl.No Vice president From To
1 Jagdeep Dhankhar 11 August 2022 Incumbent
2 Venkaiah Naidu 11 August 2017 10 August 2022
3 Mohammad Hamid Ansari 11 August 2007 10 August 2012
4 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 19 August 2002 21 July 2007
5 Krishan Kant 21 August 1997 27 July 2002
6 K. R. Narayanan 21 August 1992 24 July 1997
7 Shankar Dayal Sharma 3 September 1987 24 July 1992
8 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 31 August 1984 24 July 1987
9 Mohammad Hidayatullah 31 August 1979 30 August 1984
10 B. D. Jatti 31 August 1974 30 August 1979
11 Gopal Swarup Pathak 31 August 1969 30 August 1974
12 V. V. Giri 13 May 1967 3 May 1969
13 Zakir Husain 13 May 1962 12 May 1967
14 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13 May 1952 12 May 1957

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