‘Solutions provided by various commissions not being implemented’

Centre-State relations is the most over analysed but the least understood issue, Principal Secretary (Finance) of Andhra Pradesh V. Bhaskar said at a National seminar on emerging trends in Centre-State relations in India, being organised by Department of Economics of Andhra University here on Friday.

“Many Commissions headed by Sarkaria, Rangarajan, Chaturvedi and others went into the issue and provided solutions which are almost similar but these solutions have not been implemented. This is the tragedy of India,” Mr. Bhaskar said.

There was lot to be done but not done and we were unable to move forward, the top bureaucrat said also revealed that the officials were forced to do their own research on how to make AP’s view point heard at the Centre.

He said that the Centre-State relations were broadly administrative and legislative in nature but the major issue was how best the relations make their impact.

On other issues Mr. Bhaskar wanted a study to be made on impact of trade in Visakhapatnam.

Vice-Chancellor G.S.N. Raju inaugurated the two-day seminar, being organised in honour of a senior professor of the department R. Sudarsana Rao, who is also Dean, Faculty of Arts, Chairman of Board of Studies (PG) of Economics and Director of Centre for SAARC Studies.

Prof. Raju said there were diverse views on the Centre-State relations on many issues and felt that Centre must give more leverage to the States.

Emergence of regional parties changed the scenario since 1990s which was like a unitary system till the, said Chairman in-charge of Visakhapatnam Port Trust G.V.L. Satyakumar.

Principal of AU College of Arts and Commerce D. Prabhakara Rao presided. HoD of Economics and convenor of the seminar S.K.V.S. Raju welcomed. Director of the seminar P. Tara Kumari explained about the seminar and co-director B. Lilly Grace Eunice and others spoke.

Earlier the Vice-Chancellor inaugurated a e-class room at the department.


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