How is the President of India elected?

President Of India

Indian President is the first head of the state. He is recognised as the first citizen of India and is regarded as a symbol of solidarity, unity and integrity of the nation. He also belongs to the part of Union Executive along with Vice-President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers and Attorney-General of India.

  • The President of the Republic of India is regarded as the head of the state of India and the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. The Constitution of India came into force on January 26, 1950, and Dr Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first constitutional head of the state, the President of India.
  • Since the year constitution came into existence 14 full-time PResidents have been appointed for the country.
  • Now current President of India is Ram Nath Kovind.
  • Ram Nath Kovind took his charge as president on July 25th, 2017, became the 14th Indian President, appointed by the Electoral College.

Election of President

There is no direct election for the Indian President. The appointed electoral college elects him. The electoral college responsible for President’s elections comprises elected members of:

  • Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  • Legislative Assemblies of the states (Legislative Councils have no role)
  • Legislative Assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry

Qualifications to be the Indian President

Few conditions or qualifications are assigned to be as the Indian President. The qualifications to be an Indian President are given below:

  • He should be an Indian Citizen
  • Age limit is a minimum of 35 years
  • He should qualify the conditions to be elected as a member of the Lok Sabha
  • He should not hold any office of profit under the central government, state government, or any public authority

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