Home Minister Amit Shah will preside over the 24th meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council to be held in Bhubaneswar today. Representatives from Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal will attend this meeting. Explain that the ex-officio President of the Zonal Council is the Union Home Minister.
What is zonal council
Zonal councils were formed under the State Reorganization Act 1956 with the aim of developing a culture of working together among many states and between the Center and the states.
The Zonal Councils have been empowered to discuss any issue related to mutual interest in the field of economic and social planning and make their recommendations to the Center.