Pravir Kumar was appointed as the Secy to the Inter State Council. sept 2015.
1983 : Sarkaria Commission on 1983-*87 recommended for setting up for a permanent ISC under art.263 and be called the InterGovtal Council.
1990 : VP Singh govt (Janata Dal) estbd the ISC.
Consitsing of :
PM as Chairman
CM of all States
CM of UT with LA
Admins of UTs with no LA
Governor of State under PR
6 Central Cabinets ; including the Home to be nominated by PM.
Article 263 : Provision with respect to Inter – State Council :
To inquire and advise upon dispute b/n state and states and Union and state or states on common interest. disputes
It shall be lawful for the President by order to establish such a Council , and to define the nature of the duties to be preformed by it and its organisation and procedure.
1. Once the govt realizes that an issue [particulars] cannot be resolved through arbitration or negotiation then it becomes mandatory to institute such Tribunal.
In lack of such initiative a mandamus can be issued by Court under Art. 32.
- On 263, The council’s function is only complementary to the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction under art. 131 to decide the legal controversies between governments.
Councils so far :
Central Council of Health, CC of Local Gov and Urban Development and 4 regional for Sales Tax for the NORTHERN< EASTERN<WESTERN<SOUTHERN.