Union Home Minister Amit Shah today chaired the 24th meeting of Western Zonal Council in Goa. It is a forum for the Centre and States to exchange ideas on issues like health, security and social welfare.
Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and representatives from the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli attended the meeting.
The Zonal Councils provide a forum where irritants between the Centre and the states and among the states themselves can be resolved through free and frank discussions and consultations.
The states have been divided into five zones and each zone has its council comprising the Chief Minister, two ministers and the chief secretary of each state.
The zonal councils are headed by the Union Home Minister and each zone nominates one Chief Minister as its vice-chairman on rotation basis. (AIR NEWS)