To prepare for Indian Polity for any competitive exam, aspirants have to know about the basics of Inter-State Relations. It gives an idea of all the topics important for the IAS Exam and the polity syllabus (GS-II). Inter-State Relations and related topics are extremely important for the UPSC Exam. This is an essential portion of the polity. As IAS aspirants, you should be thorough with the Inter-State Relations. This article will provide you with relevant details about the Public Arts, Records and Judicial Proceedings.


  • Under the Indian Constitution, the jurisdiction of each state is confined to its own territory.
  • It is possible that the acts and records of one state may not be recognised in another state.
  • To remove any such difficulty, the Constitution contains the “Full Faith and Credit” clause which lays down the following:


1. Full faith and credit is to be given throughout the territory of India to public acts (both legislative and executive acts), public records (any official book, register or record made) and judicial proceedings of the Centre and every state.
2. Parliament by laws, will determine the manner in which and the conditions under which such acts, records and proceedings are to be proved and their effect determined.
3. Final judgements and orders of civil courts in any part of India are capable of execution anywhere within India. The rule applies only to civil judgements and not to criminal judgements.