Rajya Sabha Debates Portal


Rajya Sabha Debates PortalObjective/Description:The past debates are of utmost importance for the Parliamentarians, Researchers, media and others. Rajya Sabha has digitized all the debates of the House since its first sitting on 13 May 1952. The Debate portal is hosted as http://rsdebate.nic.in/. It provides parametric search as well as free text search in the Rajya Sabha debates. Beside search, debates can be browsed based on Debate Type, Debate title, Members Participated, Debate Date and Debate title subject.The debate portal has been developed using open source digital repository ‘DSpace’.

Implementation Status: The repository has been in use for last 5 years. All the debates since the first sitting of the Rajya Sabha are available in searchable format. The repository has 6,33,616 records with corresponding digital files in the repository.
Outcome/Impact: The Rajya Sabha Debate portal is a gold mine of information for the Members of Parliament, State Legislatures, world parliament, academicians and researchers. It is being used members for participation in the debates, quoting the policies of the various previous governments and culling out the speeches of other leaders.

Contact Details

007, Parl. House Annexe
New Delhi. 110001.