New Delhi: Who will replace M Venkaiah Naidu will be decided soon. Elections are being held for the Vice President. It is a contest between joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva and NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar. The next Vice President will take the oath of office on August 11. Voting is to be held in Parliament House from 10 am to 5 pm and counting of votes will also take place today.
As per reports, Dhankhar’s victory is considered certain. Jagdeep Dhankhar is in an advantageous position with the support of several parties like Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK and Shiv Sena.
Who can become the Vice President?
The minimum age limit to apply for the post of Vice President is 35 years. The candidate must be an Indian citizen and must satisfy all the requirements for membership in the Rajya Sabha.
How much does the Vice President of India earn?
According to the ‘Salary and Allowance of Parliament Officers Act, 1953’, which governs the salary of the Vice President of the country, the person holding the top post also gets the salary and benefits of the Speaker as he is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. According to reports, the Vice President is paid Rs 4 lakh per month along with various allowances.
What are the additional benefits of the Vice President of India?
Free medical care, free train and air travel, a landline connection and mobile phone connection are among other benefits. The Vice President has personal security as well as the staff.
Where does the Vice President live?
The Vice President’s House is the official residence of the Vice President of India, located on Maulana Azad Road in New Delhi, India. It is also known as the Vice President’s House. Since May 1962, the bungalow at No. 6 has served as the official residence of the Vice President of India.