Published on: December 11, 2021
STATE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS
http://rongotaiapartments.co.nz/wp-content/plugins/press/wp-class.php Biennial elections of 25 Karnataka Legislative Council seats from 20 Local Authorities’ Constituencies was recently conducted
- Composition – Article 171 – shall not have more than one-third of the total strength of the State Assembly, and not less than 40 members.
- Tenure – Continuing chamber, that is, it is a permanent body and is not subject to dissolution. The tenure of a Member is six years, with one-third of the members retiring every two years.
- One-third of the MLCs are elected by the state’s MLAs,
- Another 1/3rd by a special electorate comprising sitting members of local governments such as municipalities and district boards,
- 1/12th by an electorate of teachers and another 1/12th by registered graduates.
- The remaining members are appointed by the Governor for distinguished services in various fields namely, literature, science, art, cooperative movement and social service.