Vice President of India

He is the current Vice President of India and the Ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha, in office since 11 August 2017. Previously, he served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the Modi Cabinet. Earlier, he was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He took the oath as Vice-President of India and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha on 11 August 2017.Conferred Doctorate for contribution in the Rule of Law, democracy and sustainable development by the University for Peace on March 08, 2019 at Costa Rica. Conferred ‘the order of the Green Crescent’, the highest civilian honour of Comoros on 11 October, 2019 by President of Comoros