Mains-34: Major Issues pertaining to Federal Structure

Define Cooperative Federalism. What is the role of NITI Aayog in achieving the goal of cooperative federalism?

Cooperative federalism is a concept of federalism�in which federal, state, and local governments interact cooperatively and collectively to solve common problems. Government of India has replaced the old�planning commission�started in 1950 with a new institution called NITI Aayog on 1 January 2015.�It works under the chairmanship of Prime Minister. NITI Aayog will seek to provide ..

What are the major challenges towards reaching to a permanent and efficient dispute resolution mechanism for water allocation in interstate rivers? Critically discuss while keeping in focus recent proposal of a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes.

Challenges towards reaching a permanent and efficient dispute resolution mechanism Extreme delays in dispute resolution, No further avenue for redress grievances after the dissolution of the tribunal 3 .No permanent institution for implementing tribunal awards Objection of state to implement the award of tribunal as happened in the Cauvery and Krishna dispute Politicization of water ..

Elucidate the major changes India's federal democracy has undergone in last seven decades ?

Despite being low income economy and an extremely diverse country, India has not only survived as a federal democracy but also has proved to be substantial and durable. During the last seven decades, the federal system has undergone various reforms and changes which reflect the dynamism of the Indian federalism. The most important of these ..


Analyze the impact of political climate of UPA-I and UPA-II governments on the functioning of centre-state relations. Have there been any substantial changes in the current regime? Discuss.

The UPA I and UPA II regime saw the rise and importance of regional parties which further led to the strong hold of coalition governments. Thus, the most significant aspect of coalition experiments during UPA regimes (I, II) was the rise of regional satraps and a definite shift from the centre to the states. In ..

Breakdown of one-party dominance in 1967 resulted in a profound alteration of the political setting of Indian federalism. Explain.