A smaller body called cabinet is the nucleus of the council of ministers. It consists of only the cabinet ministers. It is the real centre of authority in the
state government. It performs the following role:
The cabinet works through various committees called cabinet committees.They are of two types—standing and ad hoc. The former are of a permanent nature while the latter are of a temporary nature.
They are set up by the chief minister according to the exigencies of the time and requirements of the situation. Hence, their number, nomenclature and composition varies from time to time.
They not only sort out issues and formulate proposals for the consideration of the cabinet but also take decisions. However, the cabinet can review their decisions.