When was the Rajya Sabha first constituted?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 3rd, 2022

On April 3, 1952, the Rajya Sabha was first constituted. The Rajya Sabha cannot be dissolved because it is a permanent House. The Montague-Chelmsford reforms of 1919, which established a bicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly (future Lok Sabha), and the Council of States, gave rise to the Rajya Sabha (future Rajya Sabha).

Facts about Rajya Sabha Sittings

  • After the Government of India Act 1919, the Council of States was established in 1921.
  • There was a great deal of discussion in the Constituent Assembly about whether to create a Second Chamber in the House after India gained independence and became a republic in 1950.
  • A bicameral legislature was chosen to satisfy the federal requirements of a country as diverse and large as India.
  • It was intended to be a separate house from the House of the People in terms of membership and election procedures (Lok sabha).
  • The Council of States was the name of the Parliament's upper house.
  • On April 3, 1952, following the first general elections, the first Council of States was established.
  • On August 23, 1954, the Council changed its name to Rajya Sabha.
  • Dr. S. Radhakrishnan served as the first Rajya Sabha chairman and the upper house's ex officio chairman as the nation's vice president.
  • S V Krishnamoorthy Rao served as the Rajya Sabha's first deputy chairman.

Summary:

When was the Rajya Sabha first constituted?

The Rajya Sabha was first created on April 3, 1952. Because the Rajya Sabha is a perpetual House, it cannot be disbanded.

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