PARLIAMENT OF INDIA

RAJYA SABHA ·         Maximum Strength – 250.

·         {Out of these, President nominates 12 amongst persons having special knowledge or practical experience in the fields of literature, science, art and social service}.

·         Presently, the Parliament, by law, has provided for 233 seats for the States and the Union Territories. The total membership of Rajya Sabha is thus 245.

·         All the States and the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry are represented in the Rajya Sabha.

·         Representatives of the State are elected by members of State legislative assemblies on the basis of proportion representation through a single transferable vote.

{States are represented on the basis of their population}.

·         There are no seats reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Rajya Sabha.

·         The candidate must be:

(a)   Citizen of India.     (b) 30 yrs of age.

(c)  Be a parliamentary elector in the State in which he is seeking election.

(d)  Others as prescribed by parliament from time – to- time.

·         The Rajya Sabha MPs are elected for a term of 6 years, as 1/3rd  members retire every 2 years.

·         Vice-President is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha. He presides over the proceedings of the Rjaya Sabha as long as he does not act as the President of India during a vacancy in the office of the President of India.

·         Also a deputy Chairman is elected from its members.

·         In Rajya Sabha any bill can originate, apart from money bill (including budget). 

 

Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha

                   REPRESENTATION OF STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES

State/UTs Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha State/UTs Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha
Andhra Pradesh 25 11 Nagaland 1 1
Arunachal Pradesh 2 1 Odisha 21 10
Asom 14 7 Punjab 13 7
Bihar 40 16 Rajasthan 25 10
Jharkhand 14 6 Sikkim 1 1
Goa 2 1 Tamil Nadu 39 18
Gujarat 26 11 Telangana 17 7
Haryana 10 5 Tripura 2 1
Himachal Pradesh 4 3 Uttar Pradesh 80 31
Jammu & Kashmir 6 4 Uttarakhand 5 3
Karnataka 28 12 West Bengal 42 16
Kerala 20 9 Andaman & Nicobar 1
Madhya Pradesh 29 11 Chandigarh 1
Chhattisgarh 11 5 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 1
Maharashtra 48 19 Daman & Diu 1
Manipur 2 1 Delhi 7 3
Meghalaya 2 1 Lakshadweep 1
Mizoram 1 1 Puducherry 1 1

 

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