Published on: December 3, 2021

SPECIAL STATUS FOR STATES

SPECIAL STATUS FOR STATES

Iperu NEWS

http://uslanka.net/tag/brunch Chief Minister has sought the NITI Aayog’s assistance in getting special status for Andhra Pradesh

DETAILS

  • Special Status and Special category status are both different
  • Special Status
    • Is guaranteed by the Constitution through an Act that has to be passed by 2/3rds majority in both the houses of Parliament.
    • Empowers legislative and political rights while Special Category Status deals only with economic, administrative and financial aspects.

MAHITI FOR PRELIMS

SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS

  • First introduced in 1969 when the 5th Finance Commission sought to provide certain deprived states with preferential treatment in the form of central assistance and tax breaks
  • Granted by the Niti Aayog
  • Criterion
    • Hilly and difficult terrain
    • Low population density
    • Presence of a sizeable tribal population
    • Strategic location along international borders
    • Economic and infrastructural backwardness
    • Non-viable nature of state finances