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Cooperative or Coercive Federalism

The purpose of this article is to throw light on certain provisions of the Union Budget 2021–22 that have diluted the spirit of cooperative federalism in the country. These setbacks for the states will eventually push them at a subordinate position vis-à-vis central government, defeating the core...

India’s Charade of Cooperative Federalism and State Debt Traps

India’s policies towards fiscal federalism are grounded in a colonial legacy that favours the power structure to be tilted towards the centre.

Role and Functions of NITI Aayog

The architecture, engineering and management aspects of the new institution, NITI Aayog, will have to be crafted carefully, if it is to serve as an institution to impart dynamism to the developmental process in a harmonious manner. Its effectiveness will depend on how it charts out a course for itself. An important question is whether the Aayog will have influence when it does not have the power to give grants and does not have the powers to make plan allocations to different ministries and departments.
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