Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has been nominated as vice chairman of the Central Zonal Council (CZC) by the Union home ministry.
His tenure will be of one year commencing from July 7, 2019, an order issued by the home ministry said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is the outgoing vice chairman whose tenure ended on July 6. Baghel will take charge from him.
The CZC, a zonal council comprising states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand was set up as part of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.
Union home minister is the chairman of the five councils constituted in the country while chief ministers of the states included in each zone act as vice chairman of the zonal council for the zone by rotation, each holding office for a period of one year at a time.
Each Zonal Council consists of a standing committee comprising chief secretaries of the member states of their respective zone. These standing committees meet from time to time to resolve the issues or to do necessary ground work for further meetings of the Zonal Councils.
Senior Officers of the NITI Aayog and other central ministries are also associated with the meetings depending upon necessity.