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Rajya Sabha (Council of States)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Sansad / Parliament Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Rajya Sabha / Council of States
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Lok Sabha / House of the People
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1949 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Mohammad Hamid Ansari (M) 

Notes 11 Aug. 2007 -
Secretary General Shumsher K. Sheriff (M) 
Notes 1 Oct. 2012 -
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 245 / 244
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 27 (11.07%)
Mode of designation indirectly elected 233
appointed 12
Notes Indirectly elected members: elected by the legislative assemblies of the states and union territories.
Appointed members: nominated by the Head of State.
Term 6 years; one-third of the membership is renewed every 2 years at various dates.
Last renewal dates 21 March 2016
11 June 2016 (View details)
CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Rajya Sabha
Parliament House
NEW DELHI 110001
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Phone (9111) 2303 46 95
2301 73 55
Fax (9111) 2379 29 40
E-mail secygen.rs@sansad.nic.in
Website http://rajyasabha.nic.in
http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/

This page was last updated on 25 July 2016
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