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FOURTH SCHEDULE

THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA

FOURTH  SCHEDULE

[Articles 4(1) and 80(2)]

Allocation of seats in the Council of States

To each State or Union territory specified in the first column of the following table, there shall be allotted the number of seats specified in the second column thereof opposite to that State or that Union territory, as the case may be.

Table

1. Andhra Pradesh................... 18
2. Assam ........................ 7
3. Bihar......................... 16
4. Jharkhand....................... 6
5. Goa.......................... 1
6. Gujarat........................ 11
7. Haryana....................... 5
8. Kerala......................... 9
9. Madhya Pradesh.................... 11
10. Chhattisgarh..................... 5
11. Tamil Nadu ..................... 18
12. Maharashtra...................... 19
13. Karnataka....................... 12
14. Orissa........................ 10
15. Punjab........................ 7
16. Rajasthan........................ 10
17. Uttar Pradesh...................... 31
18. Uttaranchal...................... 3
19. West Bengal....................... 16
20. Jammu and Kashmir................... 4
21. Nagaland........................ 1
22. Himachal Pradesh.................... 3
23. Manipur......................... 1
24. Tripura......................... 1
25. Meghalaya....................... 1
26. Sikkim......................... 1
27. Mizoram......................... 1
28. Arunachal  Pradesh.................... 1
29. Delhi......................... 3
30. Pondicherry...................... 1
                Total.................. 233