Ans. As per the provisions of the Constitution, there is nothing like an acting .Vice-President. The Constitution does not make any provision in this regard as the main function of the Vice-President is to act as the President when the latter is not able to discharge his responsibility. But if the President is discharging his responsibility, the Vice-President does not have any function in this respect. However, the Vice-President is also the Ex-Official Chairman of the Council of States. If the Vice President is not discharging, for the time being his responsibility as the Chairman of the Council of States, the Dy. Chairman shall act as the Chairman of the Council of States.