Vice-President of India is the 2nd most important authoritative body after the President . As per the article 65 , he is entitled to take important decisions in certain cases of contingency due to resignation , removal , death , impeachment or the inability of the president to discharge their functions.

The Vice-President of India is the ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha .

The necessary qualifications required for this post are listed below:

  1. Citizen of India who is above the age of 35 years.
  2. He should not hold any office of profit under union government, state government, public authority and local authority.

There have been 13 Vice-presidents of India since the inception of the post in the Constitution.

This article lists the Vice-Presidents of India from 1950 to 2020.

This is an important topic for UPSC and other government exams.

Vice – Presidents of India (1950-2020)

The list of Vice-Presidents of India from 1950 to 2020 is listed below:

Vice – President of IndiaTerm of office
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan13 May 1952 – 12 May 195713 May 1957 – 12 May 1962
Zakir Hussain13 May 1962 – 12 May 1967
V. V. Giri13 May 1967 – 3 May 1969
Gopal Swarup Pathak31 August 1969 – 30 August 1974
B. D. Jatti31 August 1974 – 30 August 1979
Mohammad Hidayatullah31 August 1979 – 30 August 1984
R. Venkataraman31 August 1984 – 24 July 1987
Shankar Dayal Sharma3 September 1987 – 24 July 1992
K. R. Narayanan21 August 1992 – 24 July 1997
Krishan Kant21 August 1997 – 27 July 2002
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat19 August 2002 – 21 July 2007
Mohammad Hamid Ansari11 August 2007 – 11 August 201211 August 2012 – 11 August 2017
Venkaiah Naidu11 August 2017 – Incumbent