The 9th meeting of the Standing Committee of Western Zonal Council
The 9th meeting of the Standing Committee of Western Zonal Council was held at Panaji (Goa) on 22nd March, 2016 under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Government of Goa. Secretary, Inter State Council Secretariat, senior officers of concerned Ministries/Departments of Government of India and States took part in the meeting. The Standing Committee reviewed the progress of the implementation of the various decisions taken in the last Zonal Council Meeting held on 29th September, 2015 and scrutinized the issues sponsored by the States and Union Ministries for consideration in the ensuing meeting of the Western Zonal Council. The Committee resolved number of issues and advised the States and Central Ministries/Deptts. for taking up follow up and speedy settlement on pending items. Some of the issues discussed in the meeting include Issuance of Fishermen Biometric Identity Cards, Surplus lands of various Organisations/Agencies of Central Government to be made available to States for achieving objectives of Housing for All:2022, Formulation of plans for countering terrorism, Revival of Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Ltd., Pending Forest Clearances, Modernisation of Police Force, making of land available for Central Armed Police Forces for establishment of their regional hubs, matter relating to strengthening of SDMA and DDMAs, Implementation of Street Venders (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, Shelters for urban homeless, etc.

The 9th meeting of the Standing Committee of Eastern Zonal Council
The 9th meeting of the Standing Committee of Eastern Zonal Council was held at Ranchi, Jharkhand on 29th January, 2016 under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Government of Jharkhand. Secretary, Inter State Council Secretariat, senior officers of concerned Ministries/Departments of Government of India and these States took part in the meeting.The standing Committee scrutinized the issues sponsored by the States and Union Ministries for their consideration in the ensuing meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council. It also deliberated on the action taken report on the recommendations made in the previous meetings of the Eastern Zonal Council and issued directions for speedy settlement of pending matters. The issues discussed in the meeting include Safety on the National Highways, Post-Matric and Pre-Matric Scholarship Schemes for SCs, STs/OBCs, Allocation of Land for National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research at Kolkata and Hajipur, Integrated Food Fortification Project, Upgradation/Strengthening of Nursing Services, Fisheries, Productivity of Livestock & Poultry in Eastern States, Model Flood Code for flood affected areas, Installation of Doppler Radar at Ranchi, Handing over of Cadastral Maps of Territory under Jharkhand by Government of Bihar, Restriction on Movement of Molasses by States etc. The Committee resolved a number of issues at its level.

The 26th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council

The States of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Union Territory of Puducherry constitute the Southern Zonal Council. The 26th meeting of this Council was held at Vijayawada on 12th December, 2015 which was chaired by Hon'ble Union Home Minister. Besides the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, other Ministers from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, representing their States and Lt. Governor, Puducherry attended the meeting. Chief Secretaries of the States/UT, other senior officers from the State Governments and representatives of about 13 Central Ministries and Inter State Council Secretariat also participated at the meeting.The Council took decisions on important regional issues among Southern States. These include subjects such as Central Allocation of Funds under Poverty Alleviation & Rural Development Programmes, Infrastructure Projects, Coastal/Fishermen security, Peninsular Region Industrial Corridor, Extension of High Speed Rail Corridror, Human trafficking, Inter State Reciprocal Transport Agreement, Movement of CPI Maoist in Southern Zone, Strengthening of Power Transmission Lines, Cost Sharing of Railway Projects, Utilization of Funds under MPF Scheme etc. The council was able to resolve a number issues through consensus.

21st meeting of Western Zonal Council
Western Zonal Council comprises the States of Maharashtra, Gurajat, Goa and Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. The 21st meeting of the Council attended by Chief Ministers of Goa and Gujarat, Minister for Water Resources, Government of Maharashtra, Administrator, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Deputy Chief Minister, Goa and its other Ministers was held at Panaji (Goa) on 29th September, 2015.

The meeting chaired by Hon'ble Union Home Minister was also attended by higher officials from both these States and Central Ministries. The Council discussed issues of common interest for example Issuance of Fishermen Biometric Identity Cards, Relaxation of CRZ norms, Transfer of Surplus Lands of Central Government to States for 'Housing for All-2022', Checking Water Pollution in The Damanganga and The Kolak rivers, Construction of Bridge across Tad Creek, Allotment of Land for National Gallery or Modern Art in Mumbai, Pending Forest Clearance etc. The Council gave important recommendations on these issues and resolved several of them.