The 21st meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council was held at Patna on 16th January, 2015
The 21st meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council was held at Patna on 16th January, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister. The meeting was attended by Chief Ministers of Bihar and Jharkhand and the Chief Ministers of West Bengal and Odisha were represented by Minister for Planning, West Bengal and Minister for Forest & Environment, Odisha. The Chief Secretaries of Bihar and Odisha and other senior officers from the member States and Central Ministries concerned were also participated in the meeting. The Council deliberated upon various issues like Issues relating to National Investigation Agency, National Disaster Management Authority, Scheme for modernization of State Police Forces, Crop Production in Eastern States, etc.

The 20th Meeting of the Central Zonal Council was held at Lucknow on 19th January, 2015
The 20th Meeting of the Central Zonal Council was attended by all the four Chief Ministers of the concerned States i.e. Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand along with some of their Ministers and Chief Secretaries. Secretary, ISCS and other senior officers from the member States and Central Ministries concerned also attended the meeting. The Council deliberated upon various issues like Environment and Forest clearance related issues, Discrepancies in the procedure for notification of Eco Sensitive Zone notification etc., Construction of Road Over Bridges and closure of Level Crossing after commissioning of Road Over Bridges, Land Acquisition problems relating to railways and return of land of old narrow gauge line; Role of State Government during Rail Roko/Agitations and prosecution of Railway officers under Factories Act, 1948; Modernization of Police Forces, Modernisation of Prisons Scheme Phase-II, Need to increase road density etc.

8th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Southern Zonal Council was held at Hyderabad on 19th November, 2014.

The 8th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Southern Zonal Council was held at Hyderabad on 19th November, 2014 under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Telangana. to finalise the agenda for the next meeting of the Southern Zonal Council. The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretaries of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Addl. Chief Secretary(Home), Kerala; Special Secretary(GAD), Puducherry, Secretary, ISCS, Adviser to Union Home Minister and other officers from member States and Central Ministries. The Standing Committee deliberated upon various issues like, National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011, MGNREGA, maintaining uniform standard of nursing and para-medical courses in the States in Southern Zone, conservation of the biodiversity rich areas in the Cardamom Hills Reserves (CHR) of Udumbanchola Taluka, Indira Awaas Yojna, Permission for erection of unipoles and hoardings in the Railway premises, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Disproportionate increase in traction tariff in A.P., Cost sharing of projects by State Government in Southern Zone etc.

16th meeting of the Standing Committee of Northern Zonal Council was held at New Delhi on 27th November, 2014.
The 16th meeting of the Standing Committee of Northern Zonal Council was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Himachal Pradesh at New Delhi on 27th November, 2014 to finalise the agenda for the next meeting of the Northern Zonal Council. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, Punjab; Adviser to Administrator, Chandigrh; Addl. Chief Secretary(Home), Rajasthan; Addl. Chief Secretary, Harya; Pr. Secretary(Planning), J&K and Pr. Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi; Secretary, ISCS; Adviser to Union Home Minister and other senior officers from the State Governments and Central Ministries concerned. The Standing Committee deliberated upon various issues like, Inter State Boundary dispute, Amendment in Water and Air Pollution, Diversion of forests land, Procurement of Agri produce on MSP, Land acquisition for railway projects, Arki Limestone project, Solan Distt., Mission on Monuments and Antiquities, Buddhist and Tibetan Institution and Zonal Cultural Centres etc.

8th meeting of the Standing Committee of Western Zonal Council was held at New Delhi on 2nd December, 2014
The 8th meeting of the Standing Committee of Western Zonal Council was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Gujarat at New Delhi on 2nd December, 2014 to finalise the agenda for the next meeting of the Western Zonal Council. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretaries of Maharashtra and Goa, Special Secretary(E&F), Secretary, ISCS; Adviser to Union Home Minister and other senior officers of the member States and Central Ministries concerned. The Standing Committee deliberated upon various issues like, Need to prepare SSSPs, State Extension of Provision of Part IXA of the Constitution to the Scheduled areas referred to in Article 244, issues relating to declaration of certain roads as NHs, maintenance of roads etc.