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.
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|
|| 1 |
|National Capital Territory (Delhi)
|Jammu & Kashmir