18. Power to appoint Committees.-
(1) A Zonal Council may from time to time by resolution passed at a meeting appoint Committees of its members and Advisers for performing such functions as may be specified in the resolution and may associate with any such Committee, such Ministers either for the Union or for the States and such officers serving either in connection with the affairs of the Union or of the States as may be nominated in that behalf by the Council.
(2) A person associated with a Committee of a Zonal Council under sub-section (1) shall have the right to take part in the discussions of the Committee, but shall not have a right to vote at a meeting thereof.
(3) A Committee appointed under sub-section (1) shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to transaction of business at its meetings as the Zonal Council may, with the approval of the Central Government, lay down from time to time.