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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Q. Is the Inter-State Council a constitutional body ? How is it constituted and what are its functions?

Ans. The Inter-State Council is a constitutional body. its constitution and functions are prescribed in Article 263 of the Constitution. If at anytime it appears to the President that the public interest would be served by the establishment of a Council, he may establish such a Council which will have the following functions—
(a) inquiring into and advising upon disputes which may have arisen between States;
(b) investigating and discussing subjects in which some or all the States, or the Union and one or more of the States have a common interest; or
(c) making recommendations upon any such subject and in particular, recommendations for the better co-ordination of policy and action with respect to that subject.

 

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