What are the objectives of the federal system?

The objectives of a federal system are as follows:

  • To provide sovereign powers to both the Centre and the States. 
  • To safeguard and promote the unity of the country, while at the same time accommodate regional diversity.

Governments at different levels should agree to some rules of power-sharing. They should also trust that each would abide by its part of the agreement. An ideal federal system has both aspects:

  • Mutual trust and
  • Agreement to live together.

Further Reading:

To read more about Federalism in India, check the linked article. 

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