Special Session of both houses of Uttar Pradesh Legislature: On June 6, 2022, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, addressed the special session of both houses of the Uttar Pradesh Legislature in Lucknow.
What is Special Session?
A special session (sometimes known as an exceptional session) is a period in which the legislature meets outside of the regular legislative session. This is most commonly done to accomplish unfinished responsibilities for the year (sometimes delayed by political party strife), such as laying out the government’s budget for the next fiscal year, biennium, or another period.
Information related to State Legislature
👉 At present, there are seven states which have bicameral legislature – Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Jammu and Kashmir.
👉 The permissible strength of a Legislative Assembly (LA) is between 60 and 500.
👉 The total number of Members in the Legislative Council (LC) of a State shall not exceed one-third of the total number of Members in the Legislative Assembly.
👉 Of the total number of Members of the Legislative Council, 1/3 of Members are elected by electorates consisting of the Members of Local Authorities, 1/12 are elected by electorates consisting of graduates residing in the State, 1/12 are elected by electorates consisting of persons engaged in teaching, 1/3 are elected by the Members of Legislative Assembly and the remaining are nominated by the Governor. (For example, if the total strength of L.C is 48, 16 will be elected by members of local authorities, 16 will be elected by L.A, 4 will be elected by graduates, 4 will be elected by teachers and 8 will be nominated by Governor.)