Presidents’ term of office
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Presidents’ Term of Office
*The oath of office to the President is
administered by the Chief Justice of India
and in his absence, by the senior most
judge of the Supreme Court available.
*An election should be held to fill
the vacancy of Presidential post
before the expiration of
President’s term - Article 62(1)
*The President holds office for a
five year term from the date on
which he enters the office.
*President can resign at any time by
addressing the resignation letter to the
Vice-President of India.
*When a vacancy occurs in the
Presidents office due to his death,
resignation or removal or
otherwise, the Vice-president acts
as the President until a new
President is elected.
*An election to fill such vacancy should be
held within six months from the date of
occurrence of such vacancy.
*A person is eligible for re-election to