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    What is difference between LOKSABHA and RAJYASABHA?

    What is difference between LOKSABHA and RAJYASABHA? I do not know the exact difference. Will anybody clear this doubt ?
  • #53981
    My question is why loksabha and rajyasabha is formed? What is the role of each in Indian government formation?
    Dr. Paresh B. Gujarati.
    Mechanical Engineer.
    'I'mprovement always begins with 'I'.

  • #55168
    There are a lot of differences between Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Some of them are/;

    i) Lok Sabha is the lower chamber of the Parliament whereas Rajya Sabha is the upper chamber. However, you should not be mistaken as it does not mean that the powers of Lok Sabha are inferior as compared to the other house. In fact, it is just the opposite.

    ii) Lok sabha can have a maximum of 552 members. At present, there are 545 members out of which 2 are nominated by the President from the Anglo-Indian community. On the other hand, Rajya Sabha have 250 members out of which 12 members have been nominated by the President from amongst the persons having special knowledge in art, science, literature etc.

    iii) The members of the Lok Sabha are elected on the basis of Universal Adult Franchise whereas the members of the Rajya Sabha are elected by the Legislative assembly of each state through proportional representation.

    iv)Lok Sabha has the power to introduce the budget of the country whereas no such power resides in the hands of Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha is called the controller of the purse of the nation. Rajya sabha can only discuss it when passed by the Lok Sabha.

    v) Lok Sabha exercises effective control on the ministers through various motion such as no confidence motion, censure motion, question hour, adjournment motion etc. On the other hand, Rajya Sabha cannot pass any such motion. It exercises control on them by means of questions, debates and discussions.

    vi) Lok Sabha is dissolved after every five years or earlier by the president. On the other hand, Rajya Sabha is a permanent body which is not subject to dissolution. One-third of its members retire after every second year.

    vii) A person should be at least 25 years of age to be eligible for Lok Sabha whereas our constitution requires a person to be at least 30 years of age to be a member of Rajya Sabha.

    viii) Money bills can only be introduced in Lok Sabha. After that, it is passed to the Rajya Sabha for consideration. Rajya Sabha must pass the bill within fourteen days with or without any changes. It is up to the Lok Sabha to accept or reject the changes.

    With regards,
    ISC Editor.
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  • #55173
    Hello Paresh, differences between Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are stated below.Please have a look at it.Before that have a look at the basic of Union Lagislature.It will be helpful to you.

    Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are nothing but two houses of Parliment.Union Legislature is termed as Parliment of India.

    1) Alternative names:
    Lok Sabha is known as "House of people" and
    Rajya Sabha is known as "the council of states".

    2) Election:
    Lok Sabha is elected by the people and nominated by the president and
    Rajya Sabha is also nominated by the President but elected by the state assemblies.

    3) Composition:
    Lok Sabha-Maximum strength of the house is 552 according to hte constitution.In this 552, 530 members can represent State, 20 represent Union Territories,2 for Anglo-Indian communities.and (Paresh,please have a note that the numbers mentioned here is the maximum limit) and
    Rajya Sabha-Maximum is 250 members.From this 238 is elected by state and union territories and remaining is elected by the President from the field of art,literature and social service.

    4) Membership Qualification:
    Lok Sabha- i)should be citizen of India
    ii)should be of age more than 25
    iii)name must be in electoral panel(in
    any part of the country)
    iv)should not hold office of profit
    under Government
    Rajya Sabha-i)citizen of India
    ii)above 30 years of age
    iii)Posses qualification prescribed by
    the law
    iv)should not hold office of profit
    under Government
    v)should not be undischarged
    insolvent/unsound mind
    5) Terms of Office:
    Lok Sabha-5 years is the term of office and it can be dissolved.
    Rajya Sabha-It is a permanent house and it can't be dissolved.

    Paresh,I hope that this will be helpful to you in sorting out the difference between the two houses of parliment.

  • #55192
    Hi, this is the official website of the Government of India. You can get lot of information related to the working of the government, Constitution, laws, present ministers, MPs, and a lot of how-to's:

    About your question relating to Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha:

  • #56634

    Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are two houses of Indian parliament.The difference between these two houses are in it,s election of members and duration the terms.

    Lok Sabha

    1.The members of Lok Sabha are elected by the common people using their right to vote.

    2.They are the people directly interacting the with the common mass.

    3..They have to contest election

    4.The term of an Lok Sabha member is 5 years

    5.They have veto power in the country

    6.Lok Sabha have distorted sessions

    7.Total members of Lok Sabha are 552,Twenty of them are from union territories two from Anglo Indian community

    Lok Sabha members from each parties



    3.Third Front-79

    4.Fourth Front-27


    Rajya Sabha

    1.The members of Rajya Sabha are elected by the members of Lok Sabha and president

    2.They are not directly interacting with the common people

    3.In actual practice these members got to contest election, the voters are the members of Lok Sabha, but there is no election in India but each parties select their Rajya Sabha according to the number of their Lok Sabha members and

    4.Total members of Rajaya Sabha are 250, Twelve of them are selected by the president of India

    5.Rajya Sabha got continues session

    6.Rajya Sabha shares legislative power with Lok Sabha but exception is in supply

    7.Most importantly our PM and Defense minister are members of Rajya Sabha

    Rajya Sabha Members from parties



    3.Third Front-31



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