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Do you find it difficult to read the contents on the screen?

Is the displayed information not clearly visible to you?

If yes, use the accessibility options provided by this Web site to control the screen display. These options allow changing the text size and color scheme for clear visibility and better readability.

Changing the Text Size

Changing the size of the text refers to making the text appearing smaller or bigger from its standard size. There are five options provided to you to set the size of the text that affects the readability. These are:

  • Largest: Displays information in the largest font size.
  • Medium: Displays information in a standard font size, which is the default size.
  • Smaller: Displays information in a font size smaller than the standard font size.

To change the text size:

  1. Select Accessibility Options. The Accessibility Options page is displayed.
  2. From the Text Size section, select the appropriate text size.
  3. Click Apply.

Changing the Color Scheme

Changing the color scheme refers to applying a suitable background and text color that ensures clear readability.

There are two options provided to you to change the color scheme. These are:

  • High Contrast: Applies the black color as the background and suitable colors to the text on the screen to improve readability.
  • Standard Contrast: Brings the screen back to its original appearance.

To change the color scheme:

  1. Select Accessibility Options. The Accessibility Options page is displayed.
  2. From the Contrast Schemes section, select the appropriate contrast.
  3. Click Apply.

Note: Changing the color scheme does not affect the images on the screen.

You can search for documents with entries that contain:

  • Any one of the words you specify
  • All of the words you specify
  • The words you specify in the order you entered (a phrase)

You can combine these criteria in the same search. You can also use other kinds of criteria and operators (like <and>, <or>, <not>) to specify complex and sophisticated searches.

If you search for more than one word, the way you separate the words determines how Search Server performs the search.


The way you separate the words What you type Documents will be listed if their index entries contain:
Words separated by spaces or commas or <and> operator Delhi Government
Delhi, Government
Delhi and Government
Delhi <and> Government
The two words Delhi and Government. Those two words (regardless of capitalization) must occur somewhere in the index but not necessarily together or in any order. (Words separated by spaces or commas are treated as if the space or comma was an implied <and> operator.)
Words separated by <or> operator Delhi or Government
Delhi <or> Government
Either the word Delhi or the word Government anywhere in the entry, including together, regardless of capitalization.
Words enclosed by quotation marks "Delhi Government" The words Delhi Government together in that order anywhere in the entry, regardless of capitalization. (Multiple words enclosed by quotation marks are treated as a single search phrase.)
Words with <not> operator not Delhi
<not> Delhi
Finds documents that do not contain the word Delhi


Searching Tips

  • When searching, don't enter plural forms such as "press releases" because the server will only find documents with releases (plural) in the title or keywords. If you enter release (singular), the server will list entries with both release and releases.
  • All searches are case-insensitive. That is, words are looked for regardless of capitalization.
  • If you want to include the reserved words (and, or, not) or reserved characters ( <, >, ( , ), " ) in your search, you must enclose the phrase in double-quote marks. For example, the criteria "truth or consequences" treats the word or as part of the phrase you are searching for rather than instructing the server to search for either the word truth or the word consequences.
  • In a query a question mark (?) is a wildcard character representing any letter or number. For example, searching for t?p matches any of the words tap, tip, and top.
  • Wildcard character asterisk (*) matches any group of characters. For example, searching for comp* finds documents containing any word starting with the letters comp, such as computer, company, or comptroller.

If your system doesn't display Hindi content on the browser title, please follow these instructions step by step:

Step I

  1. Go to Start menu
  2. Click on Run
  3. Type Control Panel/control panel, and press OK
    1. If the Control Panel is in Classic View: Click on Date, Time, Language, and Regional Language Options
      1. Click on Regional Language Options
    2. If the Control Panel is in Switch to Category View: Click on Regional Language Options

A new window appears.


Step II

  1. Choose Language option
  2. In the window, you would view Supplemental Language Support
  3. Click these two options:
    1. Install files for complex spirit and right-to-left languages (including Thai)
    2. Install files for East Asian Languages
  4. Finally click on Apply and OK button.

Note: Insert Windows System CD if required.

On this website, you shall find links to Live webcast of Rajya Sabha Proceedings is also available thru RSTV/RSTV Youtube during Session Period and Live/On-Demand Webcast of a lot of important National and International Events such as Conferences, President address etc. In order to view these webcasts, you need to download and install the Real Player Software which is available free of charge through the link given below:

Download Real Player Software (External website that opens in a new window)

Broadband or some other form of high speed access is not necessarily required in order to view webcasts as these are designed to work for anybody using a 56k, or faster, modem.

The information provided by this Web site is available in various file formats, such as Portable Document Format (PDF), Word, Excel and PowerPoint. To view the information properly, your browser need to have the required plug-ins or software. For example, the Adobe Flash software is required to view the Flash files. In case your system does not have this software, you can download it from the Internet for free. The table lists the required plug-ins needed to view the information in various file formats.

Plug-in for alternate document types
Document Type Plug-in for Download
Portable Document Format (PDF) files
Word files
Excel files
PowerPoint presentations
Flash content

The Rajya Sabha website fully complies with Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (External website that opens in a new window). Our visitors with visual impairments can access the Portal using Assistive Technologies, such as screen readers.

The information of the website is accessible with different screen readers, such as JAWS, NVDA, SAFA, Supernova and Window-Eyes.

Following table lists the information about different screen readers:

Information related to the various screen readers
Screen Reader Website Free / Commercial
Screen Access For All (SAFA) (External website that opens in a new window) Free
Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) (External website that opens in a new window) Free
System Access To Go (External website that opens in a new window) Free
Thunder (External website that opens in a new window) Free
WebAnywhere (External website that opens in a new window) Free
Hal (External website that opens in a new window) Commercial
JAWS (External website that opens in a new window) Commercial
Supernova (External website that opens in a new window) Commercial
Window-Eyes (External website that opens in a new window) Commercia