The Prime Minister of India is the head of National Integration Council. The First Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, convened National Integration Conference in September-October, 1961 to find ways and means to combat the evils of communalism, casteism, regionalism, linguism and narrow-mindedness, and to formulate definite conclusions in order to give a lead to the country. This Conference decided to set up a National Integration Council (NIC) to review all matters pertaining to national integration and to make recommendations thereon. The NIC was constituted accordingly and held its first meeting in 1962. The NIC has held 16th meetings so far.
- National Integration in India – Common Identity of Citizens
- National Integration: Role of Constitution and Institutions
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