In 1905, under the Indian Council Act, 1861 Assam did not have Assembly. It tagged with East Bengal and called “Legislative Council of Bengal and Assam”. It started functioning from Dec 18, 1906. In 1912, Assam became a province under the Chief Commissioner. In 1913, Assam was granted the Legislative Council under the Government of India Act, 1909. The Assembly comprised of 34 members -- 13 nominated by Chief Commissioner and 21 were elected members.