"The power sharing" arrangements in our country is mainly based on the Quasi federal nature of federation. The Constitution declared India as a Union of states and clearly provided a threefold distribution of Legislative powers between the Union Government and the state Government. It contains "three lists" which is known as the "List system".
|(i) Union List List System (ii) State List (iii) Concurrent List|
|(i) Union List includes subjects of national importance such as defence of the country foreign affairs banking communications and currency.|
|(ii) State List contains subjects of state and local importance such as police trade commerce agriculture and irrigation.|
|(iii) Concurrent List has the subjects of common interest to both the union government as well as the state governments such as education forests trade unions marriages adoption and succession.|
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