(General Studies II)
Inter-State Council (ISC) was set up in 1990 by recommendation of the Sarkaria commission. It is a constitutional body to safeguard the interests of states & promote cooperative federalism.
It has played the roles in –
However Niti Aayog & Planning commission has overshadowed its roles:-
Thus ISC has not been used to the potential. The Punchi commission has made following recommendations in this regard –
Inter-State Council being a constitutional body has far more potential than Niti Aayog. It needs to be used more frequently to promote cooperative federalism. The true cooperative federalism is the way forward; they underline the need for the Centre to include states more aggressively in the decision-making process.
Date- 13/11/2019 (Dept. of Content Development)