Reason for calling Rajya Sabha Permanent House
The Rajya Sabha is a permanent body that cannot be dissolved. Rajya Sabha, or the upper house of the Parliament, is also called the Council of States.
- It is a permanent body and cannot be dissolved in any case. Every two years, 1/3rd of the Rajya Sabha members resign for the new candidates to join.
- The senior minister and member of the Rajya Sabha are appointed as the Leader of the House by the Prime Minister.
- The Vice-President of India is the ex-officio Chairman of the Upper House or Rajya Sabha.
- The total strength of the Upper House is 250.
- It can have a maximum of 245 members as of 2021, 233 of whom are elected by state and territorial legislatures using single transferable votes in open elections.
- The President may also appoint 12 members to the Rajya Sabha for their contributions to the arts, literature, sciences, and social services.
- Article 80 of the Indian Constitution states that the Rajya Sabha has a maximum seating capacity of 245 members (233 elected, 12 appointed).