Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
26-October-2010 17:59 IST
Central Zonal Council to meet tomorrow
A meeting of the Central Zonal Council will be held here tomorrow. It will be chaired by the Union Home Minister, Shri P.Chidambaram. The Central Zonal Council consists of the States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. The last meeting of the Central Zonal Council was held on 24th May, 2005 at Bhopal. The Standing Committee of the Central Zonal Council met in New Delhi on 24th February, 2009.

The meeting will discuss issues relating to internal security and police administration. The topics which will be discussed 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.