Q. With reference to the Inter-State Council, consider the following statements:
1.It is a permanent constitutional body.
2.It is chaired by the Union Home Minister.
3.The advice given by the Council is only recommendatory in nature.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 and 2 are incorrect. Inter-State Council is not a permanent constitutional body. President can establish it at any time if it appears to him that the public interests would be served by the establishment of such a council. It is presided over by the PM of India.
Statement 3 is correct. The advice given by the Council is only recommendatory in nature. It is not binding on the government. Therefore, government may or may not accept its advice.
Source: The Indian Express