Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 11th meeting of Inter-State Council in New Delhi on Saturday, with chief ministers of all states and prominent Union ministers in attendance.
“Development is possible only when states and Centre work in close coordination,” Modi said at the meet, stressing his government’s agenda of cooperative federalism.
“We dont get a lot of opportunities where heads of the country and states come together,” the Prime Minister said.
PM Modi chairs the 11th meeting of Inter-State Council. Union Mins & CMs of all states in attendance. pic.twitter.com/7ofIi6Yycv— ANI (@ANI_news) July 16, 2016
The meeting assumes significance in wake of the central government’s efforts to ensure smooth passage for the Good and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning on Monday.
The 11th Inter-State Council meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan is expected to focus on intelligence sharing, coordination for combatting terror, insurgency, police reforms and modernisation.
The last meeting of the council was held in December 2006 in New Delhi.