Every Diocese of the Malankara Church has a Diocesan Council. The Diocesan Council consists of two priests, and
four laymen who are elected by the Diocesan Assembly, along with the Diocesan Secretary. The term of their office is
five years. The Diocesan Secretary, who also functions as the secretary of the Diocesan Assembly, is also the secretary
to the Diocesan Council. The Diocesan Metropolitan convenes the Council and presides over the council meeting.
The Diocesan Council meets at least twice a year and prepares the budget for the Diocese.
Diocesan Council & Board of Trustees of the Northeast American Diocese