Power Sharing & Federalism (C10)

How is sharing of power between the Union and the State Governments basic to the structure of the Constitution of India ? Explain.

Answer

Power sharing basic structure of constitution:

  1. It is not easy to make changes to power sharing arrangement.

  2. Parliament can’t on its own change this arrangement.

  3. Any change to it has to be first passed by both the houses of parliament, with at least 2/3 majority.

  4. Then it has to be ratified by legislature of at least half of the total states.