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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 Rajya 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). 

 

The Parliament and the Representation of States and Union Territories - Notes | Study Current Affairs & General Knowledge - CLAT

Rajya Sabha

REPRESENTATION OF STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES

Sr. No.State/UTsLok SabhaRajya SabhaState/UTsLok SabhaRajya Sabha
1Andhra Pradesh2511Nagaland11
2Arunachal Pradesh21Odisha2110
3Assam147Punjab137
4Bihar4016Rajasthan2510
5Jharkhand146Sikkim11
6Goa21Tamil Nadu3918
7Gujarat2611Telangana177
8Haryana105Tripura21
9Himachal Pradesh43Uttar Pradesh8031
10Puducherry
11Uttarakhand53
11Karnataka2812West Bengal4216
12Kerala209Andaman & Nicobar1
13Madhya Pradesh2911Chandigarh1
14Chhattisgarh115Dadra & Nagar Haveli1
15Maharashtra4819Daman & Diu1
16Manipur21Delhi73
17Meghalaya21Lakshadweep1
18Mizoram11
  
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