Aspect of Federalism in the Legislative Branch of the Government
Isha Mahadik, MIT World Peace University.
The type of federalism followed in India is one of its kind and can be said to be quasi-federal in nature. This means that the government is not completely federal or unitary but more of a blend of the two. The government follows the principle of “Separation of power”. In a federal government, two tiers are governing the country, and they would be, central and state, however, the feature of federal India states that the constitution would be supreme as the constitution cannot be amended by any of the tiers of the government. This article discusses the quasi-federal features in the legislative branch of the government and whether the actual power lies within the state government or the centre.