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Judicial Approach On The Nature Of Indian Cooperative Federalism

Arvind Singh Kushwaha, PhD (Law) Scholar at University of Delhi


“The existence of Federalism can be dated back to the formation of two government governing same subjects. However, it was brought as a part of law by the United States. After their independence, they widely followed and implemented this concept. This policy gain popularity over the period of time and it further also became part of governance in many countries to have a better implementation of the laws. One of such countries is India, where though we borrowed the concept but it was not enacted in its pure form rather it was introduced as quasi nature. The division and extensions of powers granted under the constitution are best examples of this concept. Moreover, after the independence this concept was further enhanced by several judicial approaches taken till now. In this article, the author intends to highlights the judicial approaches taken to enhance the concept of federalism in Indian context.”

Keywords: Federalism, Dr. Ambedkar, Constitutional Assembly, Sarkaria Commission, Basic structure etc.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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