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29TH MEETING OF NORTHERN ZONAL COUNCIL ON SEPT. 20 IN CHANDIGARH, AMIT SHAH TO CHAIR

September 18, 2019 09:29 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council comprising of the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Laddakh and Government of NCT of Delhi is scheduled to be held at Chandigarh on the September, 20 2019.  

  The Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah, will chair this Northern Zonal Council meeting. The Chief Minister of Haryana is the Vice Chairman and host.  Other Chief Ministers from the member States in the Zone along with 2 Ministers each, Administrators of Union Territories. Chief Secretaries and senior officers from the State Governments and the Central Government will attend the meeting.  The meeting of the Northern Zonal Council was last held at Chandigarh on the May 12, 2017.

5 Zonal Councils were set up in the year 1957 under Section 15-22 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.  Hon’ble Union Home Minister is the Chairman of each of these 5 Zonal Councils and Chief Ministers of the host State (to be chosen by routine every year) is the Vice-Chairman.  2 more Ministers from each State are nominated as Members by the Governor.  The Council takes up issues involving Centre and States and one/many States falling in the Zone.  The Zonal Councils, thus provide a forum for resolving disputes and irritants between Centre and States and among many States in the Zone.  The Zonal Councils discuss broad range of issues which include boundary related disputes, security, infrastructure related matters like road, transport, industries, water and power etc., matters pertaining to forests & environment, housing, education, food security, tourism, transport etc.

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