Chidambaram to preside over Central Zonal Council meet on Thursday

October 27th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by ANI  

P. Chidambaram New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will preside over a meeting of the Central Zonal Council that will be convened in the national capital on Thursday.

The Central Zonal Council comprises the States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.

The last meeting of the Central Zonal Council was held on May 24, 2005 at Bhopal. The Standing Committee of the Central Zonal Council met in New Delhi on February 24, 2009.The meeting will discuss issues relating to internal security and police administration.

The subjects to be discussed at the meet include strengthening of intelligence ,proper deployment and optimum utilization of Central Para-Military Forces , realistic assessment of manpower for police administration and tenure of police officers at the district, sub-division and police station level,etc.There are five Zonal Councils.

Established in 1956, these are advisory bodies which provide a common meeting ground to the States and the Union Territories in each zone for solution of inter-State and Centre-State problems and also encourage regional cooperation for ensuring speedier and balanced regional development. (ANI)

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