Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

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Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
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Incumbent
Harivansh Narayan Singh

since 09 August 2018
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerMembers of the Rajya Sabha
Term lengthSix years
Inaugural holderS. V. Krishnamoorthy Rao (1952–1962)
Formation31 May 1952
WebsiteOfficial website

The Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha presides over the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha in the absence of the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The Deputy Chairman is elected internally by the Rajya Sabha.[1]

List of Deputy Chairmen of the Rajya Sabha[edit]

No. Deputy Chairman[2] Portrait Term Party
From To
1 S. V. Krishnamoorthy Rao 31 May 1952 2 April 1956 Indian National Congress
25 April 1956 1 March 1962
2 Violet Alva 19 April 1962 2 April 1966
7 April 1966 16 November 1969
3 B. D. Khobragade 17 December 1969 2 April 1972 Republican Party of India
4 Godey Murahari 4 April 1972 2 April 1974 Samyukta Socialist Party
26 April 1974 20 March 1977
5 Ram Niwas Mirdha The Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Shri Ram Niwas Mirdha addressing the Press in New Delhi on June 09, 2005.jpg 30 March 1977 4 April 1980 Indian National Congress
6 Shyamlal Yadav 30 July 1980 4 April 1982
28 April 1982 29 December 1984
7 Najma Heptullah Najma Heptulla.jpg 25 January 1985 20 January 1986
8 M. M. Jacob M.M. Jacob photo.jpg 2 February 1986 22 October 1986
9 Pratibha Patil Pratibha Patil 2012-02-27.jpg 18 November 1986 5 November 1988
(7) Najma Heptullah The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Dr. Najma A. Heptulla addressing at the inauguration of an exhibition, in New Delhi on March 19, 2016.jpg 11 November 1988 4 July 1992
10 July 1992 4 July 1998
9 July 1998 10 June 2004
10 K. Rahman Khan K Rahman Khan (cropped).jpg 22 July 2004 2 April 2006
12 May 2006 2 April 2012
11 P. J. Kurien P. J. Kurien portrait.jpg 21 August 2012 1 July 2018
12 Harivansh Narayan Singh 9 August 2018 Incumbent Janata Dal (United)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction to the Parliament of India". Parliament of India. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Former Deputy Chairmen of the Rajya Sabha". Rajya Sabha.

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