Section 156 Term of office of members of State Legislative Councils - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the Term of office of members of State Legislative Councils?
Section 156 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 156 : Term of office of members of State Legislative Councils
(1) The term of office of a member of the Legislative Council of a State,
other than a member chosen to fill a casual vacancy, shall be six years, but
upon the first constitution of the Council the Governor shall, after
consultation with the Election Commission, make by order such provision as he
thinks fit for curtailing the term of office of some of the members then chosen
in order that, as nearly as may be, one-third of the members holding seats of
each class shall retire in every second year thereafter.
(2) A member chosen to fill a casual vacancy shall be chosen to serve for the
remainder of his predecessor's term of office.