Published on: November 24, 2021

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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ABOUT LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

  • Upper house in those states of India that have a bicameral state legislature
  • At present 6 states have a State Legislative Council. These are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh The latest state to have a council is Telangana.
  • Functions
    • To represent the people
    • To legislate and to scrutinise the executive government as a ‘House of review’.
  • Provides an alternative and complementary system of representation to that of the Legislative Assembly.
  • According to Article 169, the Parliament can create or abolish the SLC of a state if that state’s legislature passes a resolution for that with a special majority.