Multi-level Planning

Multi-level Planning: Planning in India

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After discussing the Bombay Plan, the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), today we’d be continuing our discussion on Economic Planning in India, by discussing the Multi-Level Planning in India. The Multi-Level Planning in India, just like the MPLAD scheme, is based on the principle of democratic decentralization, allowing for the process of […]

Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD)

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The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) is one of the prominent Central Plans which was launched on December 23, 1993. The Central Plans are basically those nation-wide plans which are formulated and financed by the Central Government. These plans have been continuously implemented by the Centre and are detrimental to the socio-economic […]

Veto Powers of the President

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“The President is the nominal executive head of the country, while the real powers vests in the hands of the Prime Minister and his Council of Ministers.” We’ve all heard this statement at least once in our lives. But what actually does this statement mean? Is the President of India really devoid of any type […]

Zonal Councils

Zonal Councils: Structure and Functions

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After discussing the various aspects of Centre-State relations in the previous articles, today we’d be discussing yet another important aspect of Centre-State relations, Zonal Councils. Previous articles on Centre-State relations- Financial Relations between Centre and State Legislative Relations between Centre and State Administrative Relationship between Centre and State Sarkaria Commission: Overview and Recommendations Rajamannar Committee: […]

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 […]

Zonal Councils

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 […]