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Sansad Bhavan, The Parliament of India
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Union Government The Government of India (Hindi: भारत सरकार Bhārat Sarkār), officially referred to as the Union Government, and commonly as Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of a federal union of 28 states and 7 union territories, collectively called the Republic of India. ...

Constitution

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The Parliament of India (or Sansad) is bicameral. It is located in New Delhi at Sansad Marg. This is the federal and supreme legislative body of the Republic of India. The Supreme Court of India is the highest court of the land as established by Part V, Chapter IV of the Constitution of India. ... The Chief Justice of India is the highest position obtainable by a judge in India. ... Justice K.G. Balakrishnan; First Dalit cheif justice of India Konakuppakatil Gopinathan Balakrishnan aka Justice K G Balakrishnan, an Indian Judge and member of the Indian Supreme Court, has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Composition and Jurisdiction of District Courts In India : administration of justice at district level is done through law courts which are presided over by a judge. ... India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories; the states and territories are themselves further subdivided. ... The divisions of a district. ... The situation of human rights in India is a complex one, as a result of the countrys large size and tremendous diversity, its status as a developing country, and its history as a former colonial territory. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Republic of India, the second most populous country and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is considered as a major power and a potential superpower. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... This article is about the urban region that is the capital of India. ... The word federal in a general sense refers to the nature of an agreement between or among two or more states, nations, or other groups to merge into a union in which control of common affairs is held by a central authority created by and with the consent of the... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A republic is a form of government maintained by a state or country whose sovereignty is based on popular consent and whose governance is based on popular representation and control. ...


The Indian Parliament consists of two houses - the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house in the Parliament of India. ... Executive President Vice-President Prime Minister Dy. ...


Any bill can become an act only after it is passed by both the houses of the Parliament and assented by the President. A bill is a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not been ratified, adopted, or received assent. ... An Act of Parliament or Act is law enacted by the parliament (see legislation). ...


The Central Hall of the Parliament is used for combined sittings of the lower and upper houses and is of historical significance.

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Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha is also known as the "House of the People" or the lower house. Almost all of its members are directly elected by citizens of India. It is the more powerful of the two houses since it can precede or overrule the upper house in many matters. Lok Sabha The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house in the Parliament of India. ... A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ...


The Lok Sabha can have up to 552 members as envisaged in the Constitution of India (Article 81). It has a term of 5 years but it may be dissolved earlier by the President in the event of no party getting a majority. To be eligible for membership of Lok Sabha, a person should be a citizen of India and be not less than 25 years of age. Up to 530 members can be elected from the states, up to 20 members from the Union territories and no more than two members can be nominated by the President of India.


As of now, the Lok Sabha has 545 members, 530 members from the states, 13 members from the Union territories and 2 members of the Anglo Indian community.


The representatives from States and Union Territories are directly elected by the people on the basis of universal adult suffrage. Every citizen who is over 18 years of age is eligible to vote. There is reservation of some seats for members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes but not for members of any other community.


Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha is also known as "Council of States" or the upper house. Its members are indirectly elected by members of legislative bodies of the States. Executive President Vice-President Prime Minister Dy. ... An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories; the states and territories are themselves further subdivided. ...


The Rajya Sabha has 250 members in all. Elections to it are scheduled and the chamber cannot be dissolved legally. Each member has a term of 6 years and elections are held for one-third of the seats after every 2 years. The composition is specified in Article 80 of the Constitution of India. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

The Council of States is designed to maintain the federal character of the country. The number of members from a state depends on the population of the state (e.g. 31 from Uttar Pradesh and 1 from Nagaland). Personification of knowledge (Greek Επιστημη, Episteme) in Celsus Library in Ephesos, Turkey. ... Look up Experience in Wiktionary, the free dictionary This article discusses the general concept of experience. ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). ... A social worker is a person employed in the administration of charity, social service, welfare, and poverty agencies, advocacy, or religious outreach programs. ... A Legislative Assembly in some parts of the Commonwealth refers to a legislature, or a chamber of the legislature. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is a category of electoral formula aiming at a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... This STV ballot for the Australian Senate illustrates group voting tickets. ... An electoral college is a set of electors, who are empowered as a deliberative body to elect a candidate to a particular office. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is a category of electoral formula aiming at a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... A map displaying todays federations. ... Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: ‎, translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), also popularly known by its abbreviation U.P., is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ... Nagaland (Hindi: नागालैंड)   Nagaland is a vibrant hill state located in the far northeastern part of India. ...


The minimum age for a person to become a member of Rajya Sabha is 30 years


Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament (Sansad Bhavan) is a circular structure designed by the British architect Herbert Baker in 1912-13. The roof of the outer circle of the structure is supported by 257 granite pillars. The Houses are located on Janpath, a stone's throw away from the presidential palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan). Sir Herbert Baker 9 June 1862 Cobham, Kent - 4 February 1946 Cobham, Kent, was the dominant force in South African architecture for two decades, 1892–1912. ... Immediately in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan is the Jaipur Column, topped by a star. ...


External links

  • Lok Sabha Speakers
  • The Parliament of India official web site
  • Satellite picture by Google Maps
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