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With the enactment of the North East Frontier Agency, Panchayat Raj Act 1967, the ground for the Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh was prepared. This Act introduced a three-tier system viz, Gram Panchayat at the village level, Anchal Samiti at the Block level and Zila Parishad at the District level. An Apex Advisory Body known as the Agency Council with the Governor of Assam as its Chairman, came into being on the 29th December, 1969, Members of Agency Council were elected by the members of Zila Parishad.

A step further in the direction was taken with the enactment of North East Frontier Agency (Administration) Supplementary Regulation, 1971 which provided for replacement of the Agency Council by Pradesh Council and appointment of five Councilors, one from each district, who were in-charge of variuos development departments. This paved the way for attainment of an Union Territory on the 20th January, 1972 and the Pradesh Council was converted into Provisional Legislative Assembly of the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh with the members of the Pradesh Council as members of Provisional Legislative Assembly and five Councilors as Ministers which was formally inaugurated on the 15th August, 1975.

Arunachal Pradesh Legislature has a unicameral House ever since its inception. Initially, the Legislative Assembly consisted of 33 members out of them 30 were chosen by the people by direct election and three were nominated by the Union Government. The first General Election was held in Arunachal Pradesh in 1978. The second General Election was held in January, 1980 and the third General Election of Legislative Assembly was held simultaneously with the General Election for the Eighth Lok Sabha in December, 1984. The Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh became full-fledged state with effect from 20th February, 1987. On the persistence of the people of the State, the total membership in the Legislative Assembly was raised to sixty during the General Election in 1990 and thus, the First Legislative Assembly of the state of Arunachal Pradesh was constituted.

Election for Second Legislative Assembly of Arunachal pradesh was held in March , 1995. Fourth Legislative Assembly was held in October ,2014 and Fifth Legislative Assembly election was held in October ,2009. Election for the Sixth Legislative Assembly was held on 9th April, 2014 and Assembly was constituted on 16th may, 2014 on the declaration ofthe results of the Election.The first Session on the Sixth Legislative Assembly commenced From 30th May,2014.