The Legislative Council : (Vidhan Parishad)
The Upper House consists of selectively elected members. The
composition of the House is as follows:
(i) Some members elected by local authority;
(ii) Some elected by special rules in order to pick up specific
(iii) Some elected by legislative Assembly;
(iv) the remaining nominated by the Governor from amongst persons
with special knowledge or practical experience in literature, art,
science, social service, etc.
It is a perpetual house and not subject to dissolution. The term of
office of a member is six years; but one third of its members retire
every two years.