Q. 13.6( 5 Votes )

Discuss the formation, right, and functions of the Legislative Assembly.

Answer :

The state legislature consists of state legislative assembly and governor, some states also have a legislative council.

Formation and composition of the legislative assembly:

a. The assembly consists of member directly elected by the people of the state through universal adult franchise.

b. The maximum strength of the house is 500, and the minimum is 60 depending on the size of the state.

c. The governor can nominate one member from the Anglo Indian community.

Rights and functions of the assembly are:

a. The State Legislature has got the power of making laws on the subjects of the State List and the Concurrent List and the power actually relies on the assembly.

b. The bills are first introduced in the Legislative Assembly, and these go to the Legislative Council.

c. The Legislative Assembly controls the finances of the State. A Money Bill originates only in the state assembly.

d. The Legislative Assembly controls the State Council of Ministers. The Chief Minister is the leader of the majority party in the Legislative Assembly.

e. The State Legislative Assembly enjoys a role with regard to the amendment of the Indian Constitution.

f. The State Legislative Assembly elects its own Speaker and Deputy Speaker. It can also remove either of them through a vote of no- confidence.

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