President of India

  • president of india
    bhārat kē rāṣhṭrapati
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    state emblem of india
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    incumbent
    ram nath kovind

    since 25 july 2017
    style
    • the honourable (within india and the commonwealth of nations)
    • his excellency (outside india)
    • mr. president (informal)
    statushead of state
    residence
    • rashtrapati bhavan, new delhi, delhi, india (primary)
    • rashtrapati nilayam, bolarum, secunderabad, hyderabad, telangana, india (winter)
    • the retreat building, chharabra, shimla, himachal pradesh, india (summer)
    appointerelectoral college of india
    term lengthfive years
    renewable
    constituting instrumentconstitution of india
    precursorgovernor general of india
    inaugural holderrajendra prasad (1950–1962)
    formation26 january 1950; 70 years ago (1950-01-26)
    deputyvice president of india
    salary500,000 (us$7,000) (per month)[1]
    websitepresidentofindia.nic.in
    india
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    the president of india (iast: bhārat kē rāṣhṭrapati) is the ceremonial head of state of india and the commander-in-chief of the indian armed forces.

    the president is indirectly elected by an electoral college comprising the parliament of india (both houses) and the legislative assemblies of each of india's states and territories, who themselves are all directly elected.

    although the article 53 of the constitution of india states that the president can exercise his powers directly or by subordinate authority, with few exceptions, all of the executive powers vested in the president are, in practice, exercised by the prime minister (a subordinate authority) with the help of the council of ministers.[2] the president is bound by the constitution to act on the advice of the prime minister and cabinet as long as the advice is not violating the constitution.

  • origin
  • powers and duties
  • selection process
  • time of election
  • emoluments
  • impeachment
  • succession
  • president versus chief justice
  • president versus prime minister
  • important presidential interventions in the past
  • see also
  • references
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President of India
Bhārat kē Rāṣhṭrapati
Emblem of India.svg
Flag of India.svg
Ram Nath Kovind official portrait.jpg
Incumbent
Ram Nath Kovind

since 25 July 2017
Style
StatusHead of state
Residence
AppointerElectoral College of India
Term lengthFive years
Renewable
Constituting instrumentConstitution of India
PrecursorGovernor General of India
Inaugural holderRajendra Prasad (1950–1962)
Formation26 January 1950; 70 years ago (1950-01-26)
DeputyVice President of India
Salary500,000 (US$7,000) (per month)[1]
Websitepresidentofindia.nic.in
Emblem of India.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
India

The President of India (IAST: Bhārat kē Rāṣhṭrapati) is the ceremonial head of state of India and the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces.

The president is indirectly elected by an electoral college comprising the Parliament of India (both houses) and the legislative assemblies of each of India's states and territories, who themselves are all directly elected.

Although the Article 53 of the Constitution of India states that the president can exercise his powers directly or by subordinate authority, with few exceptions, all of the executive powers vested in the president are, in practice, exercised by the prime minister (a subordinate authority) with the help of the Council of Ministers.[2] The president is bound by the constitution to act on the advice of the prime minister and cabinet as long as the advice is not violating the constitution.

Other Languages
العربية: رئيس الهند
azərbaycanca: Hindistan Prezidenti
ދިވެހިބަސް: އިންޑިޔާގެ ރައީސް
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ভারতর রাষ্ট্রপতি
Bahasa Indonesia: Presiden India
עברית: נשיא הודו
മലയാളം: രാഷ്ട്രപതി
Bahasa Melayu: Presiden India
norsk nynorsk: Presidenten i India
Simple English: President of India
українська: Президент Індії
中文: 印度總統