The President nominates 12 members to the Rajya Sabha. Collect information on what are the criteria for their selection.
The Rajya Sabha or the council of states is the upper house of the Parliament. Membership is limited to 250 members. The President of India has the power to nominate 12 members to the Rajya Sabha with special knowledge or experience in fields like literature, art, science, and social service.
For example in 2018 the president of India Mr Ram Nath kovind nominated four persons to the Rajya Sabha. Classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, columnist Rakesh Sinha, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and farmer leader Ram Shakal. All will have a six-year term in the upper house of the Parliament.