Legislature

Which of the following statements regarding Rajya Sabha is/are correct?

  1. The maximum permissible strength of Rajya Sabha is 250
  2. In Rajya Sabha, 238 members are elected indirectly from the states and Union Territories
  3. It shares legislative powers equally with Lok Sabha in matters such as creation of All India Services

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

Answer

The Rajya Sabha (Council of States) is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Membership is limited to 250 members, 12 of whom are nominated by the President of India. The remainder of the body is elected by the state and territorial legislatures.

Article 312 provides for the creation of All India Services. Article 312 provides that an All India Service can be created only if the Rajya Sabha declares, by resolution supported by not less than a two-thirds majority, that it is necessary in the national interest.

The correct option is A.