Tensions and conflicts between the Centre and states

Q.  Which of the following are issues which created tensions and conflicts between the Centre and states?

1) Encroachment by the Centre on the State List
2) Use of electronic media for political purposes
3) Mode of appointment and dismissal of governor

- Published on 21 Jul 16

a. 2, 3
b. 1, 2
c. 1, 3
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
 
The issues which created tensions and conflicts between the Centre and states are:
(1) Mode of appointment and dismissal of governor;
(2) Discriminatory and partisan role of governors;
(3) Imposition of President’s Rule for partisan interests;
(4) Deployment of Central forces in the states to maintain law and order;
(5) Reservation of state bills for the consideration of the President;
(6) Discrimination in financial allocations to the states;
(7) Role of Planning Commission in approving state projects;
(8) Management of All-India Services (IAS, IPS, and IFS);
(9) Use of electronic media for political purposes;
(10) Appointment of enquiry commissions against the chief ministers;
(11) Sharing of finances (between Centre and states); and
(12) Encroachment by the Centre on the State List.

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