MLA: Member of Legislative Assembly
MLA is a representative of legislative assembly (a lower house of state legislature) , elected by the voters of a constituency. MLA have different responsibility according to their positions. Some MLAs have more than one responsibilities. For example: As well as an MLA he can be a cabinet minister and CM also.
In every state, there may be 4-9 MLAs for an MP (Member of Parliament).
Criteria for becoming a MLA
There are some basic criteria for becoming a member of legislative assembly (MLA).
- The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
- He must be completed at least the age of 25 years.
- He must be a voter of any constituency.
- He should not be a mad or insolvent.
Responsibilities of an MLA
- An MLA represents the people’s grievances and aspirations and take them with state government.
- He should use the several legislative tools for the benefits of his constituency’s members.
- He should raise the local issues of his constituency in front of state government.
- He should make the optimum use of local area development (LAD) fund to develop his constituency.