The Inter-State Council was established under Article 263 of the Constitution of India through a Presidential Order dated 28th May 1990.( [size:1MB] )
The Council consists of:-
- Prime Minister – Chairman
- Chief Ministers of all States – Members
- Chief Ministers of Union Territories having a Legislative Assembly and Administrators of UTs not having a Legislative Assembly – Members
- Six Ministers of Cabinet rank in the Union Council of Ministers to be nominated by the Prime Minister – Members
The Presidential Order of 1990 has been amended twice vide Order dated 19th July 1990 ( [size:674 kb] ) and Order dated 24th December 1996 ( [size:462 kb] ) providing for Governor of a State under President’s rule to attend the meeting of the Council and nomination by the Chairman of permanent invitees from amongst the other Union Ministers, respectively.