Members of Majlis Al Dawla shall be selected from the following categories:
- Former Ministers, Undersecretaries of the ministries, and their equivalents.
- Former ambassadors.
- Former senior judges.
- Retired senior officers.
- Those who are known for their competence and experience in the fields of science, arts, and culture, and professors of universities, colleges, and higher institutes.
- Dignitaries and businessmen.
- Persons who had performed great services to the Nation.
- Whomever His Majesty the Sultan chooses and who does not fall under the previous categories. (Art. 58bis 1)