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EXAMINING THE LEGISLATIVE RELATIONS OF THE UNION AND THE STATES IN THE INDIAN GOVERNANCE SYSTEM

By Anmol Singh Khanuja

One of the many fascinating things about the Indian Constitution is that it is not only considered to be a living document but it enunciates almost everything about the Indian Governance system and in the very system Centre-State or Union-State relations are considered to be of utmost importance because of the fact that India is a “Union of States” and because of India being a Union of States, there exists a lot of obligations that are required to be followed by the Union towards the States and Vice versa. This article discusses those relations with special focus on important Doctrines related to the Union-State relations, that determine the balance of power between the two and overriding effect of certain provisions vis-à-vis legislative functions.

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