Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

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]

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Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
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

List of Deputy Chairmen of the Rajya Sabha

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 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 25 January 1985 20 January 1986
8 M. M. Jacob 2 February 1986 22 October 1986
9 Pratibha Patil 18 November 1986 5 November 1988
(7) Najma Heptullah 11 November 1988 4 July 1992
10 July 1992 4 July 1998
9 July 1998 10 June 2004
10 K. Rahman Khan 22 July 2004 2 April 2006
12 May 2006 2 April 2012
11 P. J. Kurien 21 August 2012 1 July 2018
12 Harivansh Narayan Singh 9 August 2018 Incumbent Janata Dal (United)

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