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 2022, it 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 ballots, 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 245, according to article 80 of the Indian Constitution. Members sit for staggered terms lasting six years, with about a third of the 238 designates up for election every two years, in even-numbered years. Unlike the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha is a continuing chamber and hence not subject to dissolution. However, the Rajya Sabha, like the Lok Sabha, can be prorogued by the president.

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oth Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were on Monday for the day till 11 AM on Tuesday amid ruckus by opposition parties demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe..
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The government remains committed to social diversity in appointment of judges in the higher judiciary and has been requesting the chief justices of high courts..
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While chairs in both houses disallowed the demands from the opposition, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned minutes after they opened in the morning and..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has undertaken 21 trips abroad since 2019 and over Rs 22.76 crore was spent on these visits, the government said on Thursday. The..
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Over 9.79 lakh vacancies exist in the central government across 78 ministries and departments, with railways accounting for 2.93 lakh, defence (civil) for 2.64..
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During his political career, Shanti Bhushan was a Rajya Sabha MP and Congress and Janata Party member. He spent six years with the BJP.
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Rajya Sabha MP and senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani on Tuesday alleged that the BBC was so "desperate" for money that it had received funds from "Chinese..
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