Task Force of Commission on Centre-State relations meet

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New Delhi, Jul 3 (UNI) The Centre-State relationship was deliberated in detail especially economic and financial relations national security and coperation at the Plenary Meeting of the nine task Forces constituted by the Commission on Centre State Relations (CCSR).

Issues like constitutional scheme of Centre-State relations, Economic and Financial Relations; Unified and Integrated Domestic Market/Harmonisation of Commodities Taxes; Local Governments and Decentralised Governance and Criminal Justice were also discussed at the meet held here recently.

Fali S Nariman, the mentor for two of the Task Forces on Constitutional Scheme of the Centre-State Relations' and Criminal Justice, National Security and Centre-State Cooperation' lamented the rising levels of violence and stressed the need for greater efforts to meet the aspirations of the people.

Chairman of the Commission and former chief justice M M Punchhi said most of the ills of the present day society can be traced to deficient executive action which has thwarted the attainment of the desired levels of social justice and fraternity among people despite the political freedom. Therefore, CCSR is addressing itself to the appropriate roles to be played by the Centre, States and Panchayats and Municipalities and to the development of synergy between the centre and states.

Pointing out that the Constitution is a living document and must serve the needs of all generations, Justice Punchhi said the welfare of the country depends on how well it is administered.

The CSSR discussed important issues like National Security and Centre-State Cooperation. Natural Resources, Environment, Land and Agriculture alongwith Infrastructure Development and Mega Projects.

Other important aspects of the centre-state relations including social-political development, 'Public Policy and Governance' alongwith 'Social, Economic and Human development were also focused at the meeting.

The meeting was attended by CCSR Members Dhirendra Singh, V K Duggal and Prof N R Madhava Menon, apart from other eminent personalities and domain experts.

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