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Modi to interact with all Chief Ministers today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the Chief Ministers of all the States at a meeting of the Inter-State Council on Saturday.

The Inter-State Council, which is meeting after 10 years, will discuss internal security, economic and social planning, and inter-State relations among other issues.

For the first time, Mr. Modi, along with 17 Union Ministers, will interact with all Chief Ministers on a single platform ever since he assumed charge two years ago.

Quality education

Issues that will figure at the meeting include the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State relations, the use of Aadhaar as an identifier and the use of Direct Benefit Transfer for providing subsidies and benefits, and improving the quality of school education with focus on improving learning outcomes and incentivising better performance.

The meeting comes amid the turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir, where at least 36 persons have lost their lives in violent protests after Hizbul militant Burhan Wani was killed last week.

The last meeting was held in 2006.

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