A Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district (constituency) to the Legislature of a State in the Indian system of government.
Each state has between seven and nine MLAs for every Member of Parliament (MP) that it has in the Lok Sabha. There are also Members in two unicameral legislatures in Union Territories: the Delhi Legislative Assembly and Puducherry Legislative Assembly.
The qualifications to become a member of the state Legislature are largely similar to the qualifications to be a member of Parliament.
A person should be i) a citizen of India ii) not less than 25 years of age to be a member of the Legislative Assembly and not less than 30 years as per Article 173 of Indian Constitution to be a member of the Legislative Council.
No person can become a member of the Legislative Assembly or the Legislative Council of any state unless the individual is a voter from any constituency of the state. Those who cannot become members of Parliament also cannot become members of the state legislature.
The member is elected by the people of that particular constituency and represents those people in the legislative assembly and debates on issues related to his or her constituency. The MLA’s position is like an MP, but the difference is only that MLA is at the state level and the MP is at the national level.
MLA Salary Per Month
Today we are discussing monthly salary of MLA’s in India. MLA’s salary differs from state to state, there is no fixed salary for the MLA’s in every state of India.
For instance: Telangana govt has recently hiked the monthly salary of MLA’s to 163% i.e from 83,000 to 2.5 Lakhs INR!
Odisha MLA’s are the lowest paid with the salary of 30,000 per month.
Now, check the state-wise number of MLA’s and their salary per month.
|State name||Total No. of MLA’s||MLA Salary Per Month|
|Andhra Pradesh (AP)||175||Rs. 1,30,000|
|Arunachal Pradesh||60||Rs. 25,000|
|Himachal Pradesh||68||Rs. 1,25,000|
|Jammu & Kashmir||87||–|
|Madhya Pradesh (MP)||230||Rs. 1,10,000|
|Tamil Nadu||234||Rs. 1,13,000|
|Telangana (TS)||119||Rs. 2,50,000|
|Uttar Pradesh (UP)||403||Rs. 1,87,000|
|West Bengal||294||Rs. 96,000|
So there is wide variation in MLA salaries across state assemblies.
MLA’s are not limited to their salaries, they also get lots of special allowance from the government such as free daily allowance, constituency allowance, office expenses allowance, provisions for accommodationRail travel, limited Air travel in First Class, Free Housing and many more.
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