List of Articles Related to Centre-State Relations at a Glance

Articles 245 to 255 in Part XI of the Constitution deal with the legislative relations between the Centre and the states. Centre and the states are supreme in their respective fields, the maximum harmony and coordination between them is essential for the effective operation of the federal system.
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Articles from 245 to 255 in Part XI of the Constitution deal with the legislative relations between the Centre and the states. Centre and the states are supreme in their respective fields, the maximum harmony and coordination between them is essential for the effective operation of the federal system.

The Centre- State relations can be studied under 3 heads:

1. Legislative Relations

2. Administrative Relations

3. Financial Relations

List of Articles Related to Centre-State Legislative Relations are given in the table:

S.N.

Article No.

Subject-Matter

1.

245.

Extent of laws made by Parliament and by the legislatures of states

2.

246.

Subject-matter of laws made by Parliament and by the legislatures of states

3.

247.

Power of Parliament to provide for the establishment of certain additional courts

4.

248.

Residuary powers of legislation

5.

249.

Power of Parliament to legislate with respect to a matter in the state list in the national interest

6.

250.

Power of Parliament to legislate with respect to any matter in the state list if a Proclamation of Emergency is in operation

7.

251.

Inconsistency between laws made by Parliament under articles 249 and 250 and laws made by the legislatures of states

8.

252.

Power of Parliament to legislate for two or more states by consent and adoption of such legislation by any other state

9.

253.

Legislation for giving effect to international agreements

10.

254.

Inconsistency between laws made by Parliament and laws made by the legislatures of states

11.

255.

Requirements as to recommendations and previous sanctions to be regarded as matters of procedure only

List of Articles Related to Centre-State Administrative Relations at a Glance

S.N.

Article No.

Subject-Matter

1.

256.

Obligation of states and the Union

2.

257.

Control of the Union over states in certain cases

3.

257A.

Assistance to states by deployment of armed forces or other forces of the Union (Repealed)

4.

258.

Power of the Union to confer powers, etc., on states in certain cases

5.

258A.

Power of the states to entrust functions to the Union

6.

259.

Armed Forces in states in Part B of the First Schedule (Repealed)

7.

260.

Jurisdiction of the Union in relation to territories outside India

8.

261.

Public acts, records and judicial proceedings

9.

262.

Adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-state rivers or river valleys

10.

263.

Provisions with respect to an inter-state Council

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