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Statewise Distribution of Rajya Sabha Seats in India?

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The Rajya Sabha  is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Most of the members of the House are indirectly elected by state and territorial legislatures using single transferable votes, while the President of India can appoint 12 members for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. Members are selected for six-year terms with one third of the members retiring every two years. Membership of Rajya Sabha is limited by the Constitution to a maximum of 250 members, and however current laws have provision for 245 members. 

Qualification

A member of the Rajya Sabha must:

  • Be a citizen of India

  • Make and subscribe before some person authorized in that behalf by the Election Commission an oath or affirmation according to the form set out for the purpose in the Third Schedule to the Constitution;

  • Be at least 30 years old;

  • Possess such other qualifications as may be prescribed in that behalf by or under any law made by Parliament.

  • Be elected by the Legislative Assembly of States and Union territories by means of Single transferable vote through Proportional representation.

 

STATEWISE Distribution of Rajya Sabha Seats

Rajya Sabha members are elected by state legislatures rather than directly through the electorate by single transferable vote method. Members sit in Rajya Sabha in Parliament House, New Delhi. The total elective membership is distributed among the states in proportion to their population.

Name of State and Union Territory   No. of Seats
Arunachal Pradesh  1
Goa  1
Manipur  1
Meghalaya   1
Mizoram   1
Nagaland  1 
Pondicherry  1
Sikkim  1
Tripura  1
Himachal Pradesh  3
National Capital Territory (Delhi)  3
Uttarakhand  3
Jammu & Kashmir  4
Chhattisgarh  5
Haryana  5
Jharkhand  6
Assam  7
Punjab  7
Telangana  7
Kerala  9
Odisha  10
Rajasthan  10
Andhra Pradesh  11
Gujarat  11
Madhya Pradesh  11
Karnataka  12
Nominated  12
Bihar  16
West Bengal  16
Tamil Nadu  18
Maharashtra  19
Uttar Pradesh  31
posted Dec 18, 2015 by anonymous

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The total elective membership is distributed among the states in proportion to their population. Total 131 seats are reserved for representatives of SC (84) and ST (47) community.

 

STATEWISE Distribution of Lok Sabha Seats

  TotalGeneral SC ST
1ANDHRA PRADESH252041
2ARUNACHAL PRADESH22--
3ASSAM141112
4BIHAR40346-
5JHARKHAND14815
6GOA22--
7GUJARAT262024
8HARYANA1082-
9HIMACHAL PRADESH431-
10JAMMU & KASHMIR66--
11KARNATAKA282152
12KERALA20182-
13MADHYA PRADESH291946
14CHHATTISGARH11614
15MAHARASHTRA483954
16MANIPUR21-1
17MEGHALAYA2--2
18MIZORAM1--1
19NAGALAND11--
20ORISSA211335
21PUNJAB1394-
22RAJASTHAN251843
23SIKKIM11--
24TAMIL NADU39327-
25TELANGANA171232
26TRIPURA21-1
27UTTAR PRADESH806317-
28UTTARAKHAND541-
29WEST BENGAL4230102
30ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS11--
31CHANDIGARH11--
32DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI1--1
33DAMAN & DIU11--
34DELHI761-
35LAKSHADWEEP1--1
36PONDICHERRY11--
 TOTAL 5434128447
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