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4) Systemic manoeuvres by the Union government towards centralisation in the post 1967 period lead to political distortions and federal tensions.What features in the Indian polity strain the federal relations between centre and states? How is the NITI AYOG aimed to balance the wheel of fiscal federalism? Examine.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

4) Systemic manoeuvres by the Union government towards centralisation in the post 1967 period lead to political distortions and federal tensions.What features in the Indian polity strain the federal relations between centre and states? How is the NITI AYOG aimed to balance the wheel of fiscal federalism? Examine. (200 Words)

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