Rajya Sabha fault lines clear for Deputy Chairman pollPriority 1


Mains Paper 2: Polity | Parliament & State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges & issues arising out of these.

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Election process for VC of Rajya Sabha

Mains level: Importance and special powers of Rajya Sabha

Election for VC of Rajya Sabha

  1. Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has set in motion the process of election of Deputy Chairman of the Upper House

The process of election

  1. Under the procedure prescribed, any member may give notice in writing addressed to the Secretary-General, before noon on the day before the election date, of a motion that another member may be chosen as Deputy Chairman
  2. This notice shall be accompanied by a statement by the member whose name is proposed in the notice that he is willing to serve as Deputy Chairman if elected
  3. The motions which have been moved and duly seconded will be put one by one in the order in which they have been moved and decided if necessary by division

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