New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday constituted the standing committee of the National Integration Council (NIC) with Home Minister P Chidambaram as its chairman and four
Union Ministers and nine chief ministers as members.
The agenda items for the meeting of NIC will be finalised by the Standing Committee, an official release said.
The NIC has been reconstituted on April 5, 2010.
The Union Ministers, who are members of the committee, are: Pranab Mukherjee (Finance), M Veerappa Moily (Law and Justice), Mamata Banerjee (Railways) and Sharad Pawar (Agriculture).
The chief ministers of West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Gujarat are also members of the standing committee.
Co-opted members of NIC are Shobhan Bhartia, chairperson, Hindustan Times, Asgar Ali Engineer, Fali S Nariman, Barkha Dutt, Group Editor, NDTV and E Ahmed,
president, Indian Union Muslim League.