Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicCentre-state relations

Topic: centre-state relations

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’

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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.

Coronavirus crisis is India’s chance to bring health reforms stalled by British colonial rule

Unlike 1991, this is not an economic crisis. India can take the lesson from the last similar healthcare crisis that the world faced in Spanish flu — reform or perish.

From Bihar to Andhra, how India fought, and won, its 50-yr war with Left-wing extremism

Maoists still have strength in certain regions but it’s grossly untenable to say they pose an existential threat to India as they did in late 2000s.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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