Legislative Department

Constitution of District Council - The Assam and Meghalaya Autonomous Districts (Constitution of District Councils Rules 1951 as adopted and amended from time to time by the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council.

Administration of the Legislative Department - This Department is headed by the Chairman District Council who appoint the Secretary District Council to look after the affairs of the Legislative Department.

Structure and function - The duties of the Legislative Department is to look after the smooth running of the Council sessions at least 3 times in a year.

Strength of M.D.Cs since the beginning - W.e.f. 1967 to 2014 (List enclosed).

1st Term from 08-04-1967 to 06-03-1973
Strength of the House -          16
Elected                                   12
Nominated                                4
2nd Term from 07-03-1973 to 23-06-1978
Strength of the House -          19
Elected                                   16
Nominated                                3
3"I Term from 24-06-1978 to 09-11-1983
Strength of the House -          19
Elected                                   16
Nominated                                3
4th Term from 09-11-1983 to 23-02-1989
Strength of the House -          23
Elected                                   22
Nominated                                1
5th Term from 24-02-1989 to 23-02-1994
Strength of the House -          25
Elected                                   24
Nominated                                1
6th Term from 24-02-1994 to 16-03-1999
Strength of the House -          30
Elected                                   29
Nominated                                1
7th Term from 17-03-1999 to 18-02-2004
Strength of the House -          30
Elected                                   29
Nominated                                1
8th Term from 19-02-2004 to 16-02-2009
Strength of the House -          30
Elected                                   29
Nominated                                1
9th Term from 17-02-2009 to 03-03-2014
Strength of the House -          30
Elected                                   29
Nominated                                1
10th Term from 04-03-2014 to 2019
Strength of the House -          30
Elected                                   29
Nominated                                1

Acts, Rules, Regulation and Bills Legislated. Act, Regulation - 1951. Bills - List Enclosed.

Council Session - They are the meeting of the District Council commencing three time a year under the Leadership of the Chairman District Council.

Jurisdiction and power of Legislative - The Secretary District Council is to look after the office and to issue notice for each and every session to all the Members of the District Council and all the proceedings of the sessions are to be submitted to the Governor along with the Bills and Resolution of the District Council for Authentication of the Governor.

Chairman - Head of the office.

Deputy Chairman - To assist the Chairman in his absence.