Who Manages What? Covid-19 and the Centre-State Division of Responsibilities in Indian Democracy
Keywords:COVID-19, federalism, Indian Constitution, Centre-State division
The Constitution of India has provisions of separation of power in order to facilitate the smooth functioning of the federal structure consisting of the central and state governments. Accordingly, a list has been illustrated in the Constitution of India where the Centre and State governments will have autonomous or shared ownership and responsibilities. As per this list, the subject of health comes under the purview of the state government. In this article, the author explores various aspects associated with the COVID-19 pandemic that has necessitated the central government to step into the domain of health, which is a state subject.
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