PC to discuss internal security with CMs of 4 states

Internal security issues related to intelligence gathering, deployment of central paramilitary forces will be come up for discussion between Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Chief Ministers of four states here tomorrow.

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2010, 22:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Internal security issues related
to intelligence gathering, deployment of central paramilitary
forces will be come up for discussion between Union Home
Minister P Chidambaram and Chief Ministers of four states here
tomorrow.

Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh,
Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand are expected to be present along
with Chidambara at the meeting of Central Zonal Council,
sources said.

"The meeting will discuss issues relating to internal
security and police administration. The other topics which
will be discussed include strengthening of intelligence,
proper deployment and optimum utilization of central
para-military forces, realistic assessment of manpower for
police administration and tenure of police officers at the
district, sub-division and police station level," they said.

There are five zonal councils in the country.

Established in 1956, these are advisory bodies which
provide a common discussion platform to the states and the
union territories in each zone for solution of inter-state and
Centre-state problems and also encourage regional cooperation
for ensuring speedier and balanced regional development.

While the last meeting of the Central Zonal Council
was held in 2005 at Bhopal, the Standing Committee of the
Central Zonal Council had met in New Delhi in February, 2009.

-PTI