Rajya Sabha

Upper house of the Parliament of India

The Rajya Sabha, constitutionally the Council of States, is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India. As of 2023, it has a maximum membership of 250, of which 238 are elected by the legislatures of the states and union territories using single transferable votes through open ballots, while the president can appoint 12 members for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. The total allowed capacity is 250 according to article 80 of the Indian Constitution. The current potential seating capacity of the Rajya Sabha is 245, after the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Act, 2019, the seats came down to 245. The maximum seats of 250 members can be filled up at the discretion and requirements of the house of Rajya Sabha.

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Ajay Mishra Teni also held a press conference and informed that work is ongoing for the CAA act as the committees of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are working on it.
Credit: DNA - Published 3 days ago

Former Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy withdraws his petition seeking constitution of an expert committee to examine the transfer of a Rs 48,000 crore..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 5 days ago

CPI Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam has written a letter to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw expressing concern over the future of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF)..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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