Why should you know about MLC?
The MLC full form is Member of the Legislative Council is the upper house of the state. A person must be a citizen of India and should complete the age of 30 or above. India proposed and followed a bicameral system at both central and state levels, by this constitution the state legislature is grouped into two major departments the are- Legislative Assembly or Vidhan Sabha and Legislative Council or Vidhan Parishad.
Establishing process of Legislative Council:
Generally, Council members are nominated by the Governor of the state or are indirectly appointed. Here comes the election process of the members- one-third of the members are elected by the legislative Assembly and one-third of the members are appointed by the local bodies like a municipality council or other local authorities.
The Legislative Council appoints the chairman, who plays the essential role as a head and deputy chairman or vice chairman appointed among the members. In addition, a candidate cannot concurrently be a member of parliament and state legislative. The Legislative Assembly is the lower house like Lok Sabha, whereas the Legislative Council is upper in the state.
Role of Legislative Council:
The Constitution of India gives only limited power to the legislative Council. So, it cannot create or destroy Government conditions. And also, they cannot say” No” to financial billing. Moreover, there are some benefits. The Council Has its Chairman and Vice Chairman who acquires the status of Cabinet Ministers of the state.
While the Legislative council is a permanent and standard house like Rajya Sabha, it can be dissolved. Parliament can establish or abolish the council in a state if the Legislative assembly of that particular state proposed a resolution to that effect by a unique majority. It is achieved under Article 169 of the Indian Constitution.