Insights into Editorial: The era of combative federalism

Context: The proposed amendments to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) (Cadre) Rules of 1954 have triggered another round of conflict between the Centre and the States. The amendments proposed by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, will take away the liberty of the States to deny consent for handing over civil servants …

Insights into Editorial: Fresh stirrings on federalism as a new politics

  Introduction: Federalism in India has always had political relevance, but except for the States Reorganisation Act, federalism has rarely been an axis of political mobilisation. This was true even in the days of coalition politics when State politics mattered to national electoral outcomes. Recently, several states have complained about the growing crisis of Indian …

Political Science – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 16

QUESTIONS:07/11/2013  Examine the effect of caste and community in Indian politics. Do you foresee their continued relevance in country;s politics ? (300 Words) “Indian secularism is a myth”. Comment. (300 Words) Discuss whether coalition politics has led to a different pattern of federalism in India. (300 Words) Discuss the structure and functions of the Urban …