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How India's centralised bureaucracy undermines its federalism

Scroll | 18/02/2022 12:31 PM | Click to read full article

In January 2022, the Centre proposed an amendment to the Indian Administrative Service Cadre Rules, 1954, which would allow the Union government to command the services of an IAS officer in the “central” government overriding consent as required by current rules from the state government or the bureaucrat concerned.

The proposal fast became a flashpoint in the centre-state battleground.