The OSJD Ministers Conference (MC) is the highest OSJD governing body. The Ministers Conference considers and takes decisions at the governmental level concerning all matters related to the OSJD field of activities, taking into account the proposals of the OSJD Railway General Directors Conference. The OSJD Ministers Conference is, normally, held once a year. The Conference of General Directors (authorized representatives) of OSJD Railways (CGD) is the highest OSJD steering body on the level of railways and railway undertakings. The Conference organizes work and makes decisions on the issues related to the OSJD fields of activities within the capacity of railways and railway undertakings. The Conference of General Directors is, normally, held once a year.