The ruling council was a governing body on the planet Exocron. They were subservient to the ruling caste of the planet, the Devisors, but were an independent body. However, the council was not free of the Devisors influence, and they were constantly being manipulated by them. A Devisor was assigned to the position of Council Adjunct to provide a link between the two bodies. In 8 ABY, that position was filled by Pagda Gevtes.
After the Liberation of Exocron, the ruling council assumed control over the planet after the Devisors were exposed as holding onto higher technology and keeping the populace oppressed through fear and intimidation.