How is sharing of power between the union and state governments basic to the structure of the Constitution of India? Explain.



Points to Remember

  1. Changes cannot be made to the constitutional provisions .
  2. Parliament cannot change any arrangement without approval either. Any change has to be approved and passed by both the Houses of Parliament with a minimum of a two-thirds majority. 
  3. Judiciary oversees the implementation of stated laws .

Answer to be written in the exam

Power Sharing is basic to the structure of the Indian Constitution-

  1. The Constitution clearly provided a threefold distribution of legislative powers between the Union Government and the State Governments through- the Union, State, and Concurrent List. Thus, it is not easy to make changes to the power-sharing arrangement.

  2. Parliament can’t on its own change this arrangement . Any change to it has to be first passed by both the Houses of Parliament , with at least a 2/3rd  majority . Then it has to be ratified by legislatures of at least half of the total States .

  3. The judiciary plays an important role in overseeing the implementation of constitutional provisions and procedures. In case of any dispute about the division of powers, the High Courts and the Supreme Court make a decision.
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