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Parliament Lok Sabha

Maximum strength : 550 + 2 [530 – States / 20 – Union Territories]

Present strength of Lok Sabha – 545.

The Ninety First Amendment, 2001, extended freeze on Lok Sabha and State Assembly seats till 2026.

The normal tenure of the Lok Sabha is five years, but it may be dissolved earlier by the President.

The life of the Lok Sabha can be extended by the Parliament beyond the five year term, when a proclamation of emergency under Article 352 is in force.

But the Parliament cannot extend the normal life of the Lok Sabha for more than one year at a time (no limit on the number of times in the Constitution).

The qualification to become a member is :General Studies Question Bank CD

  • Citizen of India.
  • At least 25 yrs of age.
  • Mustn’t hold any office of profit.
  • No unsound mind / insolvent.
  • Has registered as voter in any Parliamentary constituency.

A member can be disqualified :

  • If he voluntarily gives up the membership of party
  • If he over – rules the ‘whip’.
  • Absent for 60 days without intimation.

Members’ oath is administered by Pro-Tem Speaker.

Can resign, by writing to Speaker.

Presiding officer is Speaker (In his absence Deputy Speaker). The members among themselves elect him.

The Speaker continues in office even after the dissolution of the Lok Sabha till a newly elected Lok Sabha meets.

Usually the Speaker, after his election cuts-off all connection with his party & acts in an impartial manner.

He does not vote in the first instance, but exercises his casting vote only to remove a deadlock.

Si. No.City
Andhra Pradesh
1Guntur:
Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan,
Guntur - 522 004,
Andhra Pradesh,
Phone No: 0863 - 2220244.
2Hyderabad:
RBVR Reddy Hostel C,
Hanuman Tekadi,
Abids,
Hyderabad - 500 001,
Andhra Pradesh,
Phone No: 24757422.
3Khammam:
Gandhi Chowk,
Khammam - 507 003,
Andhra Pradesh,
Phone No: 08742 - 224969, 08742 - 225710.
4Tirupati:
15 - 3 - 481 / B, Mosque Road,
Tirupati - 517 501,
Andhra Pradesh,
Phone No: 2222242.
5Vijaywada:
27 - 33 - 1, GR.Fl,
Kamraj Centre,
Gudavalli Vari Street,
Governorpt,
Vijaywada - 520 002,
Andhra Pradesh,
Phone No: 0866 - 2574295 / 296.
6Vishakhapattanam:
Main Road,
Dabagardens,
Vishakhapattanam - 530 020,
Andhra Pradesh,
Phone No: 0891 - 2569757.
7Warangal:
Seetha Rana Complex 1st Floor,
A Block, Station Road,
Warangal - 506 002,
Andhra Pradesh,
Phone No: 0870 - 2443611.
Assam
8Guwahati:
B.R.Kalita Complex,
M.S.Road,
Fancy Bazar,
Guwahati - 781 001,
Assam,
Phone No: 0361 - 2736734 / 834.
Gujarat
9Ahmedabad:
Behind LH College,
Navarangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009,
Gujarat,
Phone No: 26301749.
10Rajkot:
Kailash Nagar,
Kotech Chowk,
Kalawad Road,
Rajkot - 380 009,
Phone No: 0281 - 2433650, 0281 - 2451368.
11Surat:
Navyug College Branch,
Raviraj Aprtment,
Ground Floor, Rander Road,
Surat - 395 009,
Gujarat,
Phone No: 0261 - 2787306 / 6307.
12Vadodara: University Campus Br.,
University Campus,
Fatehgunj,
Baroda - 390 002,
Phone No: 0265 - 2794486.
Haryana
13Hisar:
S.C.No. 178 - 179 Urban Estate - 1,
Railway Road,
Red Square Market,
Hisar - 125 001,
Haryana,
Phone No: 01662 - 237833.
14Rohtak:
Civil Road,
Rohtak - 124 001,
Haryana,
Phone No: 01262 - 252484.
Karnataka
15Bangalore:
St. John Medical College Campus,
John Nagar,
Bangalore - 560 034,
Karnataka,
Phone No: 080 - 25530145.
16Mangalore:
Milagres Centre,
Hampankatta,
Mangalore - 575 001,
Karanataka,
Phone No: 0824 - 2424182, 0824 - 2410070.
Kerala
17Ernalulam:
Pallmukku M.G.Road,
Ernakulam,
Cochin - 682 016,
Kerela,
Phone No: 0484 - 2351205.
18Kozikode:
P.O.Box - 20 Kozhencherry,
Kozhikode - 689 641,
Kerela,
Phone No: 0468 - 2214170.
19Thirivananthapuram:
Karimpanal Arcade,
East Fort,
Trivendram - 695023,
Phone No: 0471 - 2471144.
20Thiruchirapalli:
48, Chinnakadai Street,
Theppakulam Thiruchi,
Thiruchirapalli - 620 002,
Kerela,
Phone No: 0431 - 2704268 / 0786.
Madhya Pradesh
21Bhopal:
Hamidia Road,
Bhopal - 462 001,
Madhy Pradesh,
Phone No: 0755 - 2733489 / 5541.
22Gwalior:
Hinduza Bhawan Sarafa Bazar,
Lashkar,
Gwalior - 474 001,
Madhya Pradesh,
Phone No: 0751 - 2421992.
23Indore:
15 / 16, Jawahar Marg,
Ground Floor,
IDA Building,
Indore - 452 007,
Madhya Pradesh,
Phone No: 0731 - 2369247 / 2014.
Maharashtra
24Aurangabad:
Tilak Path,
Paithan Gate,
Aurangabad - 431 001,
Maharashtra,
Phone No: 0240 - 2341931, 0240 - 2334345.
25Jalgaon:
Pb No: 28, Visanji Nagar,
Jilla Peth,
Jalgaon - 425 001,
Maharashtra,
Phone No: 0257 - 2237587, 0257 - 2229714.
26Kolhapur:
1884 C Ward,
Deodut Bulding,
Maharanapratap Chowk,
Kolhapur - 416 002,
Maharashtra,
Phone No: 2640044 / 45.
27Mumbai:
10 / 12 Mumbai Samachar Marg,
Fort,
Mumbai - 400 001,
Maharashtra,
Phone No: 022 - 22048649.
28Nagpur:
Gandhibaug Branch Gandhi Baug,
Nagpur - 440 002,
Maharashtra,
Phone No: 0712 - 2769830 / 4625.
29Nanded:
Bhore Complex,
Mahavir Chowk,
Nanded - 431 601,
Maharashtra,
Phone No: 02462 - 235468.
30Nasik:
Gauri Shankar,
Tilak Path,
Nasik - 422 001,
Maharashtra,
Phone No: 0253 - 2501570.
31Pune:
N.Wadia College Premises,
Jogpath,
Bund Garden Road,
Pune - 411 001,
Maharashtra,
Phone No: 020 - 26122433.
Orissa
32Bhubaneshwar:
91 / 92, Bapuji Nagar 1st Floor,
Bhubaneshwar - 751 009,
Orissa,
Phone No: 0674 - 2532214.
Punjab
33Bhatinda:
Guru Kashi Road,
Bahtinda - 151 001,
Punjab,
Phone No: 0164 - 5000041.
Rajasthan
34Jaipur:
Station Road,
Opposite Police Line,
Jaipur - 302 006,
Rajastan,
Phone No: 041 - 2375470 / 8365.
35Udaipur:
Town Hall,
Udaipur - 313 001,
Rajasthan,
Phone No: 0294 - 2420671.
Tamil Nadu
36Chennai:
Chennai Main,
North B No.70,
Rajaji Salai,
Chennai - 600 001,
Tamilnadu,
Phone No: 044 - 23454241.
37Cuddalure:
13, Bharati Road,
Cuddalore - 607 001,
Tamilnadu,
Phone No: 04142 - 220614.
38Coimbattore:
Ground Floor,
82, Bank Road,
Coimbattore - 641 018,
Tamilnadu,
Phone No: 0422 - 2301201 / 3424.
Uttar Pradesh
39Kanpur:
C S JM University Campus,
G.T.Road,
Kanpur - 208 002,
Uttar Pradesh,
Phone No: 0512 - 2573208.
40Ghaziabad:
188 - New Gandhu Nagar,
Ghaziabad - 201 001,
Uttar Pradesh,
Phone No: 0120 - 2713097.
41Lucknow:
Shahnafaz Road Speed,
Bldg Hazratganj,
Lucknow - 226 001,
Uttar Pradesh,
Phone No: 0522 - 2202625, 0522 - 2616113.
42Varanasi:
Palika Katra,
Nichi Bagh,
Varanasi - 221 001,
Uttar Pradesh,
Phone No: 0542 - 2413531 / 4767.
Uttaranchal
43Dehradun:
65, Rajpur Road,
Dehradun - 248 001,
Uttaranchal,
Phone No: 0135 - 2657384 / 2001.
44Rourkee:
22, Civil Lines,
Rourkee - 247 667,
Uttaranchal,
Phone No: 01332 - 272273.
Union Territory
45Chandigarh:
Sco 62, 63 Bank Square,
Sector 17 B,
Chandigarh - 160 017,
Phone No: 0172 - 2704538.
46Delhi:
856, Mohan Mension,
Chandani Ckowk,
Delhi - 110 006,
Phone No: 011 - 23917925.
West Bengal
47Kolkata:
2, Bidhan Sarani,
Kolkata - 700 006,
Phone No: 22415241.

Charges his salary from Consolidated Fund of India.

Speaker sends his resignation to Deputy Speaker.

The majority of the total membership can remove Speaker after giving a 14 days notice.

(During this time, he doesn’t preside over the meetings).

After his removal, continues in office till his successor takes charge.

Parliament Rajya Sabha

Maximum Strength – 250 [Out of these, President nominates 12 amongst persons having special knowledge or practical experience in the fields of literature, science, art and social service].

Presently, the Parliament, by law, has provided for 233 seats for the States and the Union Territories.

The total membership of Rajya Sabha is thus 245.

All the States and the Union Territories of Delhi and Pondicherry are represented in the Rajya Sabha.

Representatives of the State are elected by members of state legislative assemblies on the basis of proportional representation through a-single transferable vote. [States are represented on the basis of their population].

There are no seats reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Rajya Sabha.

The qualification to become a member is:

  • Citizen of India.
  • 30 yrs of age.
  • Be a parliamentary elector in the state in which he is seeking election
  • Others as prescribed by parliament from time-to-time.

For 6 years, as 1/3rd Members retire every 2 years.

Vice-President is the ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha.

He presides over the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha as long as he does not act as the President of India during a vacancy in the office of the President of India.

Also a deputy Chairman is elected from its members.

In Rajya Sabha any bill can originate, apart from money bill (including budget).

Special Powers of the Rajya Sabha

A resolution seeking the removal of the Vice-President can originate only in the Rajya Sabha.

If the Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by a majority of not less than two-third of the members present and voting that it is necessary in the national interest that Parliament should make laws with respect to any matter enumerated in the State List, it shall be lawful for Parliament 1 to make law for a period of not more than one year.

If the Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by a majority of not less than two-third of the members present and voting that it is necessary in the national interest to create one or more All-India services, Parliament by law, provide for such service or services.

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