Administrative Powers

Administrative Powers

As in legislative maters, in administrative matters also, the Central government has been made more powerful than the States. The Constitution has made it clear that the State governments cannot go against the Central government in administrative matters. The State governments have to work under the supervision and control of the Central government.

The States should exercise its executive powers in accordance with the laws made by the Parliament. The Central government can make laws for maintaining good relations between the Centre and the States. It can control the State governments by directing them to take necessary steps for proper running of administration. If the State fails to work properly or according to the Constitution, it can impose President’s rule there under Article 356 and take over its (the State’s) administration. Again, there are some officials of the Central government, working in the States, through which it can have control over the State govern

  1. Article 257 of the Constitution lays down that the executive authority of every State shall be exercised in such a way that it does not impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive power of the Union.
  2. There are some functionaries of the Union government who serve the State governments. The Governor of a State is appointed by the President who acts as a central agent in the State. The Chief Justice and the Judges of a High Court are appointed by the President and he can also remove them if a resolution is passed by the Parliament in this regard. The offices of the All India Services are appointed by the Central government but they serve in different States.

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