To prepare for INDIAN POLITY for any competitive exam, aspirants have to know about Centre-State Relations. It gives an idea of all the important topics for the IAS Exam and the polity syllabus (GS-II.). This is an essential portion of the polity.  As IAS aspirants, you should be thorough with Centre-State Relations. In this article, you can read all about the Trends in Centre-State Relations.


  • Till 1967, the centre–state relations by and large were smooth due to one- party rule at the Centre and in most of the states.
  • In 1967 elections, the Congress party was defeated in nine states and its position at the Centre became weak. This changed political scenario heralded a new era in the Centre–state relations.
  • The Non- Congress Governments in the states opposed the increasing centralisation and intervention of the Central government.
  • They raised the issue of state autonomy and demanded more powers and financial resources to the states. This caused tensions and conflicts in Centre–state relations.