CM Naveen Patnaik to attend Inter-State Council meet

Bhubaneswar: To discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State relations, chief minister Naveen Pattnaik will today attend the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council in Delhi.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the Inter-State Council meet. Chief ministers of seven states, including Odisha, will be joining the meeting.

The meeting of the council is set to discuss the role of Governors, centre-sponsored schemes and financial transfers from the Centre to states, a unified agricultural market for the country and other issues concerning Centre-State relations.

Steps to make Inter-State Council more effective and measures directed towards better Centre-State fiscal management will also be taken up in the meeting.