An Analysis of the Role of Centre and States in Constituting and Functioning of All India Services

  • Shivangi Jindal
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  • Shivangi Jindal

    Student at Christ Deemed to be University, Bangalore, India

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Every country across the globe work on different forms of government. Especially in a federal set-up, it becomes interestingly important to look into the working of the Centre and the State together when both are two distinct entities having different functions assigned yet moving together to achieve a common goal or objective, for the better functioning of the governance of that country. The study of Centre-State relations becomes crucial especially in a federal country like India since the government at both levels interact with each other and cannot live in isolation in watertight compartments to discharge their functions. In the case of All India Services also the same has to be carried on, as it was formed primarily based on cooperative federalism. The provision for establishing All India Services is provided under Article 312 of the constitution of India. The proposed All India Judicial services be also taken into consideration in this regard as it will further help in serving the same purpose. Neither a State nor the Central level should political considerations be considered. High-level Civil Service Boards should make placements, promotions, and disciplinary decisions based on each officer's unique merits. The India Services officers' conduct and operations while serving at the Centre or in the States should be closely monitored by the Central Government, which appoints them. The state also plays a significant role in this regard because it serves as the Central Government's advising or recommending body, as has been demonstrated in numerous case laws. Both the Centre and the States should be allowed more authority so that they can work more independently to create the All-India Services, as envisaged, strong and effective ties between the Centre and the States in our federal democracy.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 457 - 466


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