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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair the Inter-State Council meeting Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair the Inter-State Council meeting Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair the Inter-State Council meeting Saturday

New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the eleventh meeting of the Inter-State Council here tomorrow. The Union Ministers and Chief Ministers of all states are expected to attend the meeting.

The Prime Minister is the Chairman of the Inter-State Council. During the eleventh meeting of Inter-State Council being held tomorrow, following issues will be discussed:

i). Consideration of the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State relations,

ii). Use of Aadhaar as an identifier and use of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for providing subsidies, benefits and Public services,

iii) Improving quality of school education with focus on improving learning outcomes, incentivising better performance, and

iv). Internal security

The Inter-State Council Secretariat, under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, also organises the Zonal Council meetings under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister. During the year 2015, all the five Zonal Council meetings namely East, Central, North, West and South have been held in that order. Apart from this, the meeting of North Eastern Council (NEC) with all the Chief Ministers of the North Eastern States was held under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. During the current year, the Eastern Zonal Council meeting was chaired by Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in Ranchi, Jharkhand on June 27, 2016. During these meetings, the subjects such as economic and social sectors, infrastructure, health, security related matters and various other developmental schemes were discussed by Shri Rajnath Singh with the concerned Chief Ministers and other participants.

The members of the Inter-State Council consist of Chief Ministers of all states, Chief Ministers of Union Territories having a Legislative Assembly and Administrators of UTs not having a Legislative Assembly, Six Union Ministers and eleven Union Cabinet Ministers/Minister of State (Independent Charge) as permanent invitees. The six Union Ministers Shri Rajnath Singh, Smt Sushma Swaraj, Shri Arun Jaitley, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari and Shri Manohar Parrikar are the members of the Inter- State Council. Union Ministers Shri Suresh Prabhu, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Shri Ramvilas Paswan, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Shri Jual Oram, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Shri Piyush Goyal and Smt Nirmala Sitharaman are the permanent invitees to the Inter-State Council.

The tenth meeting of the Inter State Council was held on December 9, 2006 in New Delhi.

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