Indian Federalism

Single tribunal to decide all Inter-state Water Disputes

Inter-state water disputes in India is a perennial problem having its implications on not only inter-state relations but also on the very fabric of Indian federalism. Recently, the states like Tamil Nadu-Karnataka (Cauvery basin), Goa-Karnataka-Maharashtra (Mahadayi) and Odisha-Chhattisgarh (Mahanadi) were seen fighting over sharing of river water. In December 2016, the Central Government has decided […]


Scope, Contour and challenges for Cooperative Federalism in India

India opted for quasifederal structure after independence. Although the term ”federal” has not been mentioned in the constitution but the working of Indian democracy is essentially federal in structure. Three Phases of Indian Federalism Working of Indian federalism is divided into three phases: 1947 to 1967: This phase had single party dominance. Congress government was […]

Strengthening the Cooperative Federalism

How in the changing dynamics of democratic process the Centre-State relations is featured crucial to Indian Polity? Discuss the steps taken by the government recently to revamp the cooperative federalism in the reference to 14th finance commission report.