International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Informative Article | Political Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019 | Rating: 6.7 / 10

The Quasi Federal Nature of the Indian Political System

Shri Tosanbha Marwein

Abstract: The Quasi Federal nature of the Indian political system. Shri Tosanbha Marwein The Quasi Federal Nature of the Indian political system is unique to India which has adopted both unilateral and federal features of Constitution from other Countries. The special features of the Indian Constitution that gives it a unique character include the following viz. , Dual Government with a strong Centre, Written Constitution and the Centres role in its amendment, division of powers, supremacy of the Constitution with indestructible States, bicameralism and unequal state representation, a blend of rigidity and flexibility of the Constitution. The Indian political system has faced several challenges over the years that have threatened the federal equilibrium of the country. Certain provisions in the constitution have affected the Centre- State relationship and which have come under controversy since the inception of the Indian state. These constitution provisions include Article 356 - the Imposition of Presidents rule, the role of Governor as well the financial provisions between centre and state There is however scope for the improvement of Cooperative federalism which highlights the view that the Central and State governments are partners in the governmental process. The 21st Century has brought along with it new challenges as well as opportunities to Indian federalism and has further strengthened the need for Cooperative federalism. The era of Information- Technology and Communication has led to greater advances towards improved coordination, cooperation and interdependence. The threat of terrorism and challenges to the environment is a concern that pans out far and wide in the 21st century and with various international summits and agreements others taking place it becomes important and pertinent for the Centre and States to work together to tackle such challenges. Cooperative federalism is important in the present day context to achieve the goals and objectives of an economic, political and socially strong and progressive India.

Keywords: Quasi Federalism, Cooperative Federalism

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019,

Pages: 969 - 973

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