• Question 13

    What are the disqualifications to become a member of Lok Sabha?


    A person is not qualified to become a member of Lok Sabha if he or she:

    1. is a member of Rajya Sabha or State Legislature.

    2. holds any office of profit under any Government in India.

    3. has been convicted for a criminal offence.

    4. is declared of unsound mind by a competent court.

    5. is declared disqualified by or under any law made by the Parliament.

    Question 14

    Describe any four powers of the Speaker of Lok Sabha.


    The four main powers of the Speaker of Lok Sabha are given below:

    1. The Speaker presides over the meetings of the Lok Sabha.

    2. The Speaker has the power to grant permission for the introduction of the bills in the House.

    3. The Speaker appoints the chairperson and other members of the select committee.

    4. The Speaker is the guardian of the privileges of the members of Lok Sabha.

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    Question 15

    How is the ‘Rajya Sabha’ formed? Explain in brief.


    Composition of the Rajya Sabha:

    1. It is the Upper House of the Parliament. It has a total strength of 250 members.

    2. Out of these, 238 members are elected by the State Legislative Assemblies.

    3. The rest of the members (12) are nominated by the President. These members are those who have earned fame in the fields of Science, Art, Literature and Social Service.

    4. It is a Permanent House. One-third of the members retire after every two years and new ones are elected. Thus, every member has a tenure of six years.

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    Question 16

    What are the essential qualifications for a member of the Rajya Sabha?


    Write two essential qualification for the membership of Rajya Sabha.


    The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected by the State Legislative Assemblies.

    Qualifications for the members of the Rajya Sabha:

    1. The person must be a citizen of India.

    2. He should not be less than 30 years of age.

    3. He should not hold any office of profit under the Government.

    4. He should not be a criminal or lunatic or insolvent.

    5. He should possess such other qualifications as may be determined by the Parliament.

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