DMPQ:India is a federal country. In the light of this statement outline the features of federalism in India.


  1. Written constitution with exhaustive coverage. Constitutional forefathers tried to cover each and every aspect. It limits the operations of the government at the centre.
  2. Supremacy of the constitution also ensure final authority of constitution and their written words.
  3. Constitution is not easily amendable and specific pre requisite are required to ensure amendment. It limits the power of the executive having majority in legislature.
  4. Dual polity and division of powers: As per 7th schedule there were division of lists and subjects are allotted to the respective government. No one can encroach the exclusive domain except in emergency situation.
  5. Provision of Independent Judiciary to ensure neutral interpretation of articles and content of the constitution. Independence also ensures limitation of executives and legislatures.
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