Published on: December 20, 2022

North Eastern Council

North Eastern Council

buy ivermectin online in u.k Why in news? Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the golden jubilee celebration of the North Eastern Council in Shillong, Meghalaya. Highlights

  • The “GOLDEN FOOTPRINTS”, a commemorative volume chronicling NEC’s contribution towards the development of the North Eastern Region over the last fifty years, was released
  • Inaugurated various important projects of the North Eastern Region including Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong, NEC projects and Meghalaya state projects and lay foundation stones for some other projects.
  • Prime Minister also dedicated 4G towers of Meghalaya.

About North Eastern Council

  • Nature : Statutory advisory body
  • Act : North Eastern Council Act 1971
  • Member states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim
  • Council Members: Chief Ministers and Governors representing state with Chairman and three Members who are nominated by the President of India.
  • Latest added Member: Sikkim (2002).
  • Headquarters : Shillong and functions
  • Parent Ministry: Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER)
  • Funding : Mainly with the Central Government
  • Functions:
  • To discuss any matter in which some or all of the States represented in the Council have common interest

Advise the Central Government and the Governments of the States regarding –

  • Matter of common interest in the field of economic and social planning
  • Matter concerning inter-State Transport and Communications
  • Relating to Power or Flood-control projects of common interest.