Rajya Sabha

Upper house of the Parliament of India

The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India. It currently has a maximum membership of 245, of which 233 are elected by the legislatures of the states and union territories using single transferable votes through Open Ballot while the President can appoint 12 members for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. The potential seating capacity of the Rajya Sabha is 250, according to article 80 of the Indian Constitution. Members sit for staggered terms lasting six years, with elections every year but almost a third of the 233 designates up for election every two years, specifically in even-numbered years. The Rajya Sabha meets in continuous sessions, and unlike the Lok Sabha, being the lower house of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, which is the upper house of Parliament, is not subjected to dissolution. However, the Rajya Sabha, like the Lok Sabha can be prorogued by the President.

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Rajya Sabha members spoke in 10 scheduled languages (other than Hindi) in the House on 269 occasions during 923 sittings between 2004 and 2017
Credit: DNA - Published 2 days ago

The Supreme Court has appointed former Chief Justice of India and Rajya Sabha MP Ranjan Gogoi, as the sole arbitrator in the case between MCM Service Private..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 3 days ago

Former Rajasthan minister Rajkumar Sharma, who is a legislator from Nawalgarh in that state, tweeted the news of the former Rajya Sabha member's demise. Morarka..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

K D Singh, founder of the Alchemist Group and former Trinamool member of Rajya Sabha, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday in a money..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 5 days ago

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