MLA is an abbreviation for Member of the Legislative Assembly. MLA’s are chosen by the voters in a constituency. Depending on their position and constituency they have a variety of responsibilities. MLAs, for example, can have multiple responsibilities and serve as both a cabinet minister and a chief minister. In India, each state has 5–9 MLAs who report to the MP (Member of Parliament).
MLA Full-Form | Member of the Legislative Assembly
Let us look into other factors related to MLA, apart from its full form.
What are the criteria for becoming an MLA?
There are a few criteria that need to be met in order for someone to become a member of the legislative assembly (MLA).
- The person must be mentally stable.
- The person has to be an active voter of any of the constituencies across the country.
- The person must be 25 years or above
- The person needs to be a citizen
What are the powers of an MLA?
MLAs have various powers. Let us look into each of these.
- Legislative Powers
- Financial powers
- Executive Powers
- Electrol Powers
What are the Various Responsibilities of an MLA?
An MLA has various responsibilities towards its constituency, state, and country. Let us look into them.
- An MLA must use the Local Area Development (LAD) funds to develop his constituency well.
- An MLA is responsible for representing the people’s grievances and aspirations and taking them up with the state government.
- An MLA is supposed to take the local issues up to the state government and find solutions.
- An MLA is supposed to use the legislative tools to benefit his constituency members.
MLAs play a very important role in the functioning of the country. Their active contribution can help the country grow. We must vote for eligible MLAs who are willing to selflessly work for the betterment of their community, state, and the country as a whole and are willing to go the extra mile to make a positive change.