CHAPTER I.-THE EXECUTIVE
The President and Vice-President
66. Election of Vice-President.-
(1) The Vice-President shall be
elected by the _49[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
(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.
Explanation.-For the 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 _50*** of any
State or is a Minister either for the Union or for any State.