Majlis A’Dawla (State Council) has 85 members, appointed for four-year terms by His Majesty the Sultan. The membership is drawn from Omanis, both men and women, aged over 40, who have an established reputation for their competence and experience.
Majlis A’Dawla is responsible for approving or amending draft laws sent to it from the lower house, Majlis A’Shura, before submitting them to His Majesty the Sultan.
It may also propose draft laws to the Government for study before they are passed to the Majlis A’Shura for consideration.
Majlis A’Dawla also plays an important role in the review of Oman’s annual budget and development plans.