Inter State Council (India)

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Inter State Council
अंतरराज्य परिषद
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief Ministers in December 2014.jpg
Inter State Council in December, 2014
Formation May 28, 1990; 27 years ago (1990-05-28)
Chairman
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Inter State Council is an Indian constitutional body set up on the basis of provisions in Article 263 of the Constitution of India. The body was formed by a Presidential Order dated 28 May 1990 on recommendation of Sarkaria Commission.[1][2] The Council is formed to discussing or investigating policies, subjects of common interest, and disputes, among states.[2]



Aims of ISC[edit]

1. Decentralization of powers to the states as much as possible. 2. More transfer of financial resources to the states. 3. Arrangements for devolution in such a way that the states can fulfil their obligations. 4. Advancement of loans to states should be related to as ‘the productive principle’. 5. Deployment of central armed forces in the states either on their request or otherwise.

Composition[edit]

The Inter State Council composes of the following members:[3]

Meetings[edit]

The Council has met eleven times since its inception.[4]

Sr No Date Prime Minister
1 October 10, 1990 V. P. Singh
2 October 15, 1996 H. D. Deve Gowda
3 July 17, 1997 Inder Kumar Gujral
4 November 28, 1997
5 January 22, 1999 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
6 May 20, 2000
7 November 16, 2001
8 March 27–28, 2003
9 June 28, 2005 Dr. Manmohan Singh
10 December 12, 2006
11 July 16, 2016 Narendra Modi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Article 263 in The Constitution Of India 1949". indiankanoon.org. Indian Kanoon. 28 May 1990. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Genesis of the Inter State Council". interstatecouncil.nic.in/. Inter State Council Secretariat. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Composition of the Inter State Council". interstatecouncil.nic.in/. Inter State Council Secretariat. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Meetings of the Inter State Council". interstatecouncil.nic.in/. Inter State Council Secretariat. Retrieved 2 January 2017.