Inter-State Council - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Who is the chairman of Inter-State Council?

a. President
b. Prime Minister
c. Cabinet Secretary
d. Chief ministers elected by members of council
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Prime Minister

Council composed of
1. Prime Minister as Chairman
2. Chief Ministers of all States
3. Chief Ministers of Union Territories h
4. Governors of States under President’s Rule
5. Six Ministers of Cabinet rank in the Union Council of Ministers to be nominated by the Prime Minister
6. Four Ministers of Cabinet rank as Permanent invitees

2)   Consider the following statements

1. The Inter-State Council is set up under Article 263
2. It is permanent constitutional body for co-ordination among center and states and two or more states
3. It was set up on recommendations of Sarkaria Commission

Which of the above statements are correct?

a. 1,2
b. 1,3
c. 2,3
d. All
Answer  Explanation 


The Inter-State Council is not a permanent constitutional body. It can be established 'at any time' if it appears to the President that the public interests would be served by the establishment of such a Council.