Rajamannar Committee

Rajamannar Committee: Overview and Recommendations

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In the previous articles, we navigated through the various aspects of the Centre-State relations, in which we discussed- Administrative Relationship between Centre and State Legislative Relations between Centre and State Financial Relations between Centre and State Sarkaria Commission: Overview and Recommendations So today we’d be continuing our discussion on the Centre-State relations, by discussing the […]

Administrative Relationship between Centre and State

Administrative Relationship between Centre and State

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After discussing the Legislative Relations between Centre and States, Financial Relations between Centre and States, and Sarkaria Commission, today we’d be continuing our series on Centre-State relations by discussing the Administrative Relationship between Centre and State. As we know, the Constitution of India provides for a quasi-federal structure of Government, which makes India a federal country […]

Legislative Relations between Centre and State

Legislative Relations between Centre and State

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After discussing the financial relations between the Centre and States and the recommendations of the Sarkaria Commission, today we’d be discussing the legislative relations between Centre and State. As we all know, the Indian Constitution is ‘Federal in form and Unitary in spirit,’ as it distributes the legislative, executive and financial powers between the Centre and […]

Sarkaria Commission

Sarkaria Commission: Overview and Recommendations

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In the last article, we discussed the financial relations between the Centre and States, and we discussed various aspects and constitutional provisions of the financial relations. In this article, we’d be continuing our series on centre-state relations by discussing the Sarkaria Commission and its recommendations. Sarkaria Commission Appointment A three-member Commission was appointed by the […]

Financial Relations between Centre and State

Financial Relations between Centre and State

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Today we’d be discussing one of the hot topics in Indian Politics, especially after the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), introduced by the Central Government on 1st July 2017. We’ve all observed sour relations between the Central Government and State Governments ruled by the Opposition Parties due to the financial relations between […]

Features of Presidential form of Government

Features of Presidential form of Government

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In the last article, we discussed the features of the Parliamentary form of Government, and why did India choose this Parliamentary System over the Presidential System. In this article, we’d be discussing the features of Presidential form of Government and why exactly did the framers of Indian Constitution deliberately rejected this system of Government? Features […]

Features of the Parliamentary Government

Features of Parliamentary Government

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Before discussing the features of Parliamentary Government, it’s important to understand why our constitution framers adopted such a system of Government? Why did India adopt the Parliamentary form of Government? When the Constitution of India was written, India already had the experience of running the Parliamentary system of Government under the Government of India Act […]

Laws Inconsistent with Fundamental Rights

Laws Inconsistent with Fundamental Rights

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The Constitution of India provides for extensive fundamental rights for the citizens of the country, which is indeed the best feature of our Constitution. However, the fundamental rights are subject to various restrictions, and there’s a heated debate about whether these restrictions are really necessary for the integrity, harmony, and sovereignty of the country, or […]

Unitary Features of the Indian Constitution

Unitary Features of the Indian Constitution

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Article 1 of the Indian Constitution states, ‘India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of states.’ So, there are numerous Unitary Features of the Indian Constitution. Our Constitution framers used the word ‘Union’ instead of ‘Federation.’ The significance of using the word ‘Union’ is explained by Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar- The Indian Federation is not the result […]