Eastern Zonal Council Meeting
By Sandeep nagyaan · 03 Oct 2018
Reference:- The Eastern Zonal Council was held recently at Kolkata in under the leadership by Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. It was the 23 rd meeting of the Zonal meetings. Many of the state leader also attend the meeting including Chief minister of Bengal Mamta Bebarji and Jharkhand, deputy CM of Bihar and the ministers of the zonal region.
What are the main objective of this meeting:- The Council Observe sledding of undecided items of the last meeting to Phulbari Dam under the Agreement of 1978 between Bihar and West Bengal. And another is that modernization of state police forces among others. Release of central share under post-matric and pre-matric scholarship schemes for SCs/STs/OBCs.
What are the Zonal Councils:- They are statutory bodies established under the States Re-organisation Act 1956. And it has been established to promote cooperation and coordination between states by the Parliament. These are not constitutional body but these play very effective role in the country.
Basically there are five main zonal councils:-
(1) The Northern Zonal Council:- In this council few states are comes such as Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Territory of Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh.
(2) The Central Zonal Council:- Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are the parts of this zonal council.
(3) The Western Zonal Council:- comprising the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, and West Bengal.
(4) The Eastern Zonal Council:- Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli are the main part of this zonal council.
(5) The Southern Zonal Council:- Comprising the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, mil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
What are the major objectives of there all zonal councils:-
(1) Establishing a co-operation climate amongst the States for successful and rapid performance of development projects.
(2) Arresting the growth of acute State rationality, regionalism, and particularistic declination.
(3) Bringing out national unification.