GUWAHATI, Sept 28 � Though the country had attained freedom from the clutches of the colonial rulers way back in 1947, yet due to the smaller amounts of financial resources being made available to the North East region, the region is still waiting for the arrival of the post-colonial developments to the desired level.
This was the observation made by noted academician and Dean (Academic) of KK Handiqui State Open University Prof Arupjyoti Choudhury while delivering the keynote address at the Annual Regional Convention of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) � Assam Regional Branch at the Conference Hall of Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, here on Saturday on the topic �Contemporary trends in Centre-State relations in India � where are the States.�
Assuming a hypothesis that the Indian federal polity is moving towards a unitarian domain, Prof Choudhury dwelt on the polarisation of power in India due to the emergence of coalition governments. The proper functioning of a federal State is only possible when the Centre considers itself to be at par with its constituent States, he added.
The convention was attended by a host of people from academic and legal backgrounds, said an official press release here.