Political Science(GS) Center State Relations Revision (Page 1 of 2)

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Distribution of Power between the Centre and State

Different powers are allocated between the centre and state as per the subjects given in Constitution. There are three lists- state, union and concurrent- which divide the subjects between the two as to make laws as per power given to them.

According to the Administrative div

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Union List

The Union List consists of subjects of national importance such as defence, foreign affairs, atomic energy, banking, post and telegraph, on which laws can be made and implemented either by the Central Government or the Indian Parliament.

There are, in all 97 subjects in the l

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State List

The State List consists of subjects of local or state importance such as local governments, trade, commerce and agriculture on which laws can be made and implemented by the State Governments.

There are, in all, 66 subjects in the list, on which the state government has the ri

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Concurrent list

The Concurrent list is a list on which both the governments have the right to make law. This list has 47 subjects which include criminal and civil procedure, marriage and divorce, education, economic planning and trade unions. If any dispute arises between the decisions taken b

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Understanding Centre-State Relations

Relations between the Union and States can be studied under the following heads

Legislative Relations: Legislative Authority is complementarily taken between the Union and the States in three lists: the Union List, the State List and the Concurrent List. The Union List consis

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