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Union Home Minister to chair 12th Standing Committee of Inter-State Council meeting tomorrow Recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State Relations to be discussed

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh to chair the 12th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council (ISC), here tomorrow.

The Standing Committee is chaired by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh and has the Union Ministers of External Affairs Smt Sushma Swaraj, Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley, Road, Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari and Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Chief Ministers of States of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh as members.

The meeting will discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State Relations.

The 11th meeting of the Standing Committee of ISC was held on April 09 this year after a gap of 11 years. The convening of the Standing Committee meetings twice in the same year reflects the importance attached to the promotion of harmonious Centre-State relations. Representatives of 30 Union Ministries/Departments and 7 State Governments have also been invited to assist the Committee in its deliberations. At the meeting, the views of the State Governments and the Union Ministries/Departments will be considered along with the recommendations made by the Punchhi Commission and then the Standing Committee will finalise its recommendations.

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