Govt. extends centre-state relations commission’s term

April 20th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Apr. 20 (ANI): Union Government has extended the term of a Commission, which was set up to analyze the centre-state relations in the backdrop of the changes in the polity and the economy.

According to the sources, a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday decided to extend the term of the Commission till June 30.

The Commission headed by Justice M M Punchhi was set up in 2007 to look into the new issues of centre-state relations in view of the sea changes that have been taken place in the polity and economy since the Sarkaria Commission had last looked into these issues.

The Commission was to examine and review, among other things, the working of the existing arrangements between the Centre and the States as per the Constitution, the healthy precedents being followed, various pronouncements of the courts with regard to powers, functions and responsibilities in all spheres.

The Commission was to submit its report within two years. (ANI)

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