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ZONAL COUNCILS
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The first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru proposed that country can be divided
into 4 or 5 zonal councils.
Five Zonal Councils were set up in the year 1956.
The Zonal Councils have been created by the States Reorganization Act of 1956.
This acts like platform to discuss certain common issues.
The purpose is to advice on matters of common interest to each zone.

Economic Planning
Social planning
Border disputes
Inter-state transport
Matters arising out of the reorganization of states and the like
To give advises to the states concerned
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The Home Minister (Central) is the Chairman for all the Zonal Councils.
The Chief Minister of the concerned state is the Vice Chairman of the Zonal council on
rotation.
NOTE: The meetings also held on rotation basis.
Each Zonal Council consists of the Chief Minister and two other ministers of each of the
states in the zone and the administrator in the case of a Union Territory.
The holding joint meeting of 2 or more Zonal councils can also take place.

FIVE ZONAL COUNCILS:


Northern Zonal Council: Haryana, HP, J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Chandigarh.
The central Zonal Council: Chhattisgarh, Uttaranchal, UP and MP.
The Eastern Zonal Council: Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Sikkim and West Bengal.
NOTE: Sikkim was excluded from the eastern council in the year 2002.
The Western Zonal Council: Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu, Dadra and
Nagar Haveli.
The Southern Zonal Council: AP, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

The North eastern states Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya,
Tripura and Nagaland are not included in the Zonal Councils.
North east Council was set up in the year 1972.
Sikkim was included in the North East council in the year 2002.
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Sikkim was excluded from the eastern council since 2002.


The Union Home Minister is the Chairman for all the zonal Councils.
The Chief Minister of the concerned state where the meeting is led acts as the Vice
Chairman on rotation.
The Chief Secretary of the concerned state is the secretary for the Zonal Council on
rotation.
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