COVID-19 outbreak refocuses need to shift public health from State to Concurrent List; move won't harm decentralisation but enhance Centre, state coordination
COVID-19 has shown us how the current constitutional framework impedes cooperative federalism on the subject of public health.
The farmers’ unrest and overall agriculture-related stress has a lot to do with the fact that the markets are not adequately involved.
Sports minister Vijay Goel on Thursday said that a resolution has been passed to transfer sports from the State List of the Indian Constitution to the Concurrent List in a meeting of the National Sports Federations called by the government at New Delhi.
There’s a pressing need to plug the huge infrastructure gap the country faces and it is infrastructure which is going to give the growth engine a big shove.
The opposition's united stand against the Land Acquisition Ordinance is just political obstructionism. To get over it, Modi should offer states to enact their own stricter laws - and call their bluff. Few states will dare so so
The Modi govt is expected to transfer funds for centrally-sponsored schemes like NREGA to states without attaching too many riders to them. States will get more fiscal freedom on these schemes
Emboldened by a friendly government at the centre led by Modi, Vasundhara Raje is making a bold attempt to reform labour laws in her state. States may now lead reforms using their federal powers
The devolution of powers do not end with the states. They have to work extra hard to strengthen and empower the local bodies so that governance happens at people’s door steps.
Bad ideas are endemic to an India where centre and states neutralise one another. We need to redistribute power to the states and further down to make India more governable. The big theme for 2014 ought to be devolution of power.
The provision for state grievance redress commissions was approved by the Parliament standing committee, but many political parties including the BJP have opposed the move saying that the states should not be forced to emulate the schemes delivered by the Centre.