The procedure of Impeachment of President of India can be initiated only on the grounds of "Violation of Constitution". However constitution has not defined the meaning of violation of constitution.
The charges of Impeachment can be initiated in either house of the parliament.
For this, charges should be signed by 1/4th members of that house who has initiated / framed charges against the President. With a addition to this, a 14 days’ notice should be given to the president.
The Impeachment bill must be passed by at least 2/3rd majority of the total membership of that house who has initiated the charges against the President.
Once the impeachment bill is passed from the house who has initiated the charges, the bill is then sent to the other house who acts as the investigator of the charges initiated by the first house. The president has the right to appear during the investigation.
If the other house also passes the bill with 2/3rd majority of votes and sustains the charges against the president, then the President stands removed from his office from the date the bill is passed by both the houses.
What is the difference between the members participating in election and impeachment of president of India?
The differences are as follows:
No president has been impeached till date in India