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.