In India Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha are representatives of Indian states and are elected by members of states assembly. The term of Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha is of six years and cannot be dissolved at any time. The Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha are given special powers which includes Making laws on any subject in the State List and to make common laws for states and union territories which are regarded important for national Interest.
STRENGTH OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, RAJYA SABHA
The maximum strength of Rajya Sabha is 250 members of which 238 members represents different states and Union territories and 12 members are elected by President of India.
ELIGIBILITY FOR BECOMING MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, RAJYA SABHA
- One must be citizen of India.
- One must be having at least 30 years of Age.
WHEN IS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, RAJYA SABHA DISQUALIFIED ?
- When he or she holds any profit under Government
- When a person is of unsound mind.
- When a person is declared insolvent
- When he or she is not a citizen of India
- When he or she disqualifies the law made by Indian
- When he or she disqualifies on ground of defection.
- When he or she is convicted for offence of bribery.
- When he or she is convicted for promoting enmity
between different groups.
- When he or she is punished for preaching and
practising social crimes such as untouchability,
dowry, or sati.
- When he or she is convicted for an offence and
sentenced to imprisonment.
- When he or she is dismissed for corruption.
Whether the Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha is from any party but he or she is responsible person. He is responsible for:-
- To pass laws of India in Rajya Sabha
- To see that Government is performing duties
- To hear the views of people of their constituency
and bring to the notice of Parliament.
- To approve and supervise the revenues and
expenditure proposed by Government of India.