Election of Vice-President.- (1) The
Vice-President shall be elected by the members
of an electoral college consisting of the members
of both Houses of Parliament in accordance with
the system of proportional representation by
means of the single transferable vote and the
voting at such election shall be by secret ballot.
(2) The Vice-President shall
not be a member of either House of Parliament
or of a House of the Legislature of any State,
and if a member of either House of Parliament
or of a House of the Legislature of any State
be elected Vice-President, he shall be deemed
to have vacated his seat in that House on the
date on which he enters upon his office as Vice-President.
(3) No person shall be eligible
for election as Vice- President unless he—
(a) is a citizen of India;
(b) has completed the age
of thirty-five years; and
(c) is qualified for election
as a member of the Council of States.
(4) A person shall not be
eligible for election as Vice- President if
he holds any office of profit under the Government
of India or the Government of any State or under
any local or other authority subject to the
control of any of the said Governments.
purposes of this article, a person shall not
be deemed to hold any office of profit by reason
only that he is the President or Vice-President
of the Union or the Governor of any State or
is a Minister either for the Union or for any