The Vice-President of India is the Second highest constitutional office in the country. He serves for a five-year term, but can continue to be in office, irrespective of the expiry of the term, until the successor assumes office. The provision in the Constitution is with regard to the Vice-President's function as the Chairperson of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha). The Vice-President may resign his office by submitting his resignation to the President of India. The resignation becomes effective from the day it is accepted.
the new President is chosen by an electoral college consisting of
The Vice-President holds office for five years. The Vice-President can be re-elected any number of times.
The Article 69 of the Constitution of India provides the Oath or Affirmation for the Office of Vice President. The President administers the oath of office and secrecy to the Vice-President.
The Vice-President can be removed from office by a resolution of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha), passed by a majority of its members at that time and agreed to by the House of the People (Lok Sabha). A resolution for this purpose may be moved only after a notice of at least a minimum of 14 days has been given of such an intention.
Chairperson (ex-officio) of the Rajya Sabha
The Vice-President is the ex-officio Chairperson of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha ) and does not hold any other office of profit. During any period when the Vice-President acts as, or discharges the functions of the President, he does not perform the duties of the office of the Chairperson of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and, is not entitled to any salary or allowances payable to the Chairperson, Rajya Sabha.
The Vice-President as Acting President