HOW WAS THE FIRST RAJYA SABHA IN 1952

STATALES

THE FIRST RAJYA SABHA IN 1952 WAS A YOUNG ONE. ITS 19.23 PER CENT MEMBERS WERE IN 30-40 AGE GROUP.

THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE FIRST RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS IN 1952 WAS 50.83 YEARS.

MEMBERS IN 60-70 AGE GROUP WERE 15.86 PER CENT OF THE LOT WHILE 3.36 PER CENT MEMBERS WERE OVER 70+.

THE FIRST RAJYA SABHA HAD ONLY ONE MEMBER OVER 80.

MORE THAN HALF OF THE FIRST RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS WERE GRADUATES.

POST GRADUATES RANGED BETWEEN 20 TO 25 PER CENT. AROUND 10 PER CENT MEMBERS HAD DOCTORAL DEGREES AND OTHER HIGHER QUALIFICATIONS.

OVERALL IT WAS AN EDUCATED HOUSE WITH JUST 6 UNDER MATRICULATE AND 17 HIGHER SECONDARY MEMBERS.

109 RAJYA SABHA MPS IN 1952 WERE GRADUATES, 45 WERE POST GRADUATES AND 19 WERE DOCTORATE OR HIGHER QUALIFICATION HOLDER.

24.41 PER CENT RAJYA SABHA MPS IN 1952 WERE LAWYERS, THE LARGEST BLOC.

POLITICAL AND SOCIAL WORKERS WERE NEXT WITH 14.55 PER CENT REPRESENTATION.

AGRICULTURISTS CONSTITUTED THE THIRD LARGEST BLOC FOLLOWED BY BUSINESSMEN AND INDUSTRIALISTS. TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONISTS WERE THE FIFTH LARGEST GROUP.

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