The Rajya Sabha can have a maximum strength of how many members?

Article 80 of the Constitution lays down the maximum strength of Rajya Sabha as 250, out of which 12 members are nominated by the President and 238 are representatives of the States and of the two Union Territories. 

The present strength of Rajya Sabha, however, is 245, out of which 233 are representatives of the States and Union territories of Delhi and Puducherry and 12 are nominated by the President. The members nominated by the President are persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service.

In gist Members of Rajya Sabha:

Maximum Strength of Rajya Sabha = 250

Maximum Representatives of the States and of the two Union Territories = 238

Nominated by the President = 12

The present strength of Rajya Sabha = 245

The present Representatives of the States and of the two Union Territories = 233

Nominated by the President = 12

 

Learn more: RAJYA SABHA – AN INTRODUCTION

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