Ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
The office of the Vice President of India is the second-highest constitutional office. The Vice President is the deputy to the President of India. A body member who is a part of it by virtue of holding another office is known as an ex-officio member. Ex-officio is a Latin phrase that translates to "from the office" and means "by right of office." The upper house of the parliament is known as the Rajya Sabha.
- This house cannot be dissolved and meets in continuous sessions.
- The qualifications to become a member of the Rajya Sabha have been laid down in Article 84 of the Indian Constitution.
- The authority to preside over the Rajya Sabha as chairman ex officio belongs to the Vice President of India.
- The house elects a vice chairman from between its members and a chairperson.
Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
The Vice President of India is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. He is elected by the members of both Houses of Parliament using a single transferable vote. The Deputy Chairman manages the day-to-day business of the house while the Chairman may not be in session, while the Chairman presides over Rajya Sabha sessions.