This would be the first thread I have opened. Please excuse any exuberance and the whole humble purpose is to stimulate a good debate. The Rajya Sabha has 12 seats that are directly nominated by President. NOMINATED MEMBERS OF THE RAJYASABHA List of nominated members of Rajya Sabha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Lok Sabha has 2 members that are nominated by President. The Anglo-Indian community is the only Indian community that has its own representatives nominated to the Lok Sabha (Lower House) in India's Parliament. There is discussion (rightly) on how the Judges are selected to Supreme Court but not much is discussed on how these 14 are selected and why. Also is it contemporary and up-to-date with the times. With democratic institution and within the purview of the republic the citizens have the right to know and demand that the above is transparent and open to review and not the purview of a single individual but a matter of duty of the institution they represent. I personally would like to see the 2 anglo-indian community members abolished since they are no longer needed and it was more a case for transition after independence. I would like to see the 2 seats be given to the Armed forces (make it 3) and the armed forces would choose themselves (in a transparent manner) who these are. These would be for issues that are out of the purview of Defense Minister for example welfare of armed forces personnel. (on side note ** I also feel ex-Pms and ex-Presidents and ex-CJ ought to be automatically given RS seats for life - their viewpoint and reference is of high value). Also the 12 seats of RS be split into specific areas and not open-ended ("literature, science, art and social service"). It would be better if they are more specific on 12 areas (for example ex-Pms and ex-Presidents and ex-CJ, Legal, Medicine, Environment ...). Another would be each Ministry had a person nominated by President to offer overview. I have no qualms against some of the members nominated but there are some that are absurd when if the process is nomination by the President there ought to be no such issues. This question came to foreground not because of Sachin Tendulkar but the one certain actress before him.