Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicCentre-state relations

Topic: centre-state relations

‘BJP destroying federal structure’ — TMC slams Centre-state issue exclusion from home panel talks

Sources in Trinamool Congress claimed subject was dropped though last parliamentary standing committee on home affairs deemed it was important & it was to have been taken up for discussion,

States should take charge of farm subsidies, says study co-authored by ex-CEA Subramanian

Paper says eastern states get fraction of subsidies compared to northern states, and that Centre should focus on research and risk mitigation to deal with adverse climate events.

Covid review turns into political blame game as Modi ‘names & shames’ Oppn states for fuel taxes

PM Modi singled out Opposition-ruled states for doing ‘injustice’ to the people by not reducing fuel taxes. He also praised BJP-ruled states for following Centre’s recommendations.

Unfortunate that Modi has a broken relationship with non-NDA CMs, a hole in ‘sabka saath’

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

States can’t veto Delhi request for IAS officers, Modi govt proposes & sparks a row

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has already written a letter of protest to PM Modi against proposed amendments to IAS (Cadre) Rules. Other Opposition-ruled states could follow.

Why Article 282 needs a rethink as Centre and states battle for money

The use of Article 282 to implement centrally sponsored schemes remains a source of tension. Public health can be a starting point to take a hard look at intergovernmental transfers.

Jagdeep Dhankhar has few options, abdicating his duty in Bengal is not one of them

Mamata Banerjee, like other non-Congress, non-BJP state leaders, have no higher authority to report to. Delhi doesn’t scare her.

From vaccines to oxygen, Centre-state volleyball needs to end

There can be inter-state inequity in accessing the vaccine; if some don't have resources to buy, or if competition results in some buying more than they need.

Vaccine maitri isn’t India’s problem. Centre-state scuffle during a Covid surge is

It is never too late to apply the brakes on mass gatherings. But the central and state governments need to set an example before pontificating discipline to the masses.

Without planning commission, states & Centre need forum for policy dialogue — N.K. Singh

N.K. Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, also advocated further rationalisation of centrally-sponsored schemes.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.