FEDERALISM IN INDIA – ANALYSIS OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION

Ramdas D.

Abstract


It would not be a wrong statement that, in India, the concept federalism is a historical advancement.  The configuration with regard to federalism specifically with regard to existing constitution and its tangible operations can be grasped only on the broad canvas of its long expedition. The whole concept of federalism in India can be held in a twofold modus: one is history of federalism in India and other one the federal scheme under the existing constitution of India. The history of Federalism in India and the Federal Scheme under the present-day Constitution of India. The term “federal” is derived from the Latin foedus, which means, “covenant”. This embodies ideas of promise, obligation, and undertaking; and consequently, the federal idea draws on collaboration, reciprocity, and mutuality. Federalism is a method of segregating powers so that the central and local governments are each within a domain, harmonizing and autonomous. To be lucid, federalism postulates a constitutional apparatus for bringing unity in diversity by toning the divergent forces of centripetal and centrifugal trends in the country for the attainment of conjoint national targets.

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