12th Standing Committee of Inter-State Council meeting tomorrow

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Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, November 24, 2017: Union Home Minister
Rajnath Singh would chair the 12th Standing Committee meeting of the
Inter-State Council (ISC) scheduled to be held at Vigyan Bhavan on Saturday.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday left for New
Delhi to attend the proposed meeting.
The Standing Committee is led by Rajnath Singh and has the
Union Ministers of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Finance and Corporate
Affairs Arun Jaitley, Road, Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources,
River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari and Social Justice and
Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Chief Ministers of States of Andhra
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh as
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 9 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, said a PIB release.
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

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