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2) Discuss the role that Finance Commission and Inter state commission play in improving centre state administrative relations?(250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “centre state executive relations”

2) Discuss the role that Finance Commission and Inter state commission play in improving centre state administrative relations?(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to mention in brief about FC and iSC, the nature of centre state executive relations and how SC and ISC prove helpful in this regard.

Directive word

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Mention that India is a federal country and several scholars add a unitary bias to the description. Managing centre state administrative relations has been a source of contention , and ISC and FC play a key role in this regard

Body

  • Explain briefly about the constitutional provisions related to centre state administrative relations, ISC and FC.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of how FC has impacted CS administrative relations and similarly for ISC as well.
  • Highlight the recommendations and observations of several committees formed in this regard, and how the focus on ISC as a forum to iron out issues and discuss opportunities has been regularly suggested.

Conclusion – Summarize arguments made above and give way forward.

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