भारतीय लोक प्रशासन संस्थान
Building Capacity for Good Governance

Trends in centre state relations(2014)

Prof. Dolly Arora

Indian Institute of Public Administration

This paper seeks to understand the trends in Centre-State relations in post-Independence India in their varied manifestations over time, across space, and along the specific context of issues.The dynamics that characterised the unfolding of Constitutional potential, the multiple moments of rethinking and reformulation of the federal institutions and processes, as also, the challenges thrown up by these in the emerging scenario define the tasks attempted inthis paper. The paper takes cognisance of the fact that trends inCentre-State relations cannot be captured in terms of temporal shifts alone -space and issue-specific variations provide important explanations for continuity and disjunction.