Center - State Relations

The union cabinet approved the National Education Policy 2020. The new policy aims to pave way for reforms in school and higher education systems in the country.

Source: Press Information Bureau

In detail: National Education Policy 2020

Four more states and union territories (UTs) join the “one nation, one ration card” scheme, taking the total number of states and UTs enrolled under the scheme to 24. The scheme allows eligible beneficiaries to avail their entitled food grains from any fair price shop in the country.

Source: Swarajya

In detail: Press Release

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh’s governor approved the bill granting three capitals for the state. The decision paves way for establishing the executive capital at Visakhapatnam, judicial capital at Kurnool, and legislative capital at Amaravati.

Source: Hindustan Times

In detail: AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020


Nothing critical to report this week

New Delhi

The state government reduced value added tax on diesel from 30 percent to 16.75 percent, making the transport fuel cheaper by $0.11 per litre. With this, pump price of diesel will now come down to $0.98 a litre from the existing level of $1.09 a litre.

Source: Economic Times

In detail: Notification


Nothing critical to report this week


Nothing critical to report this week


Nothing critical to report this week

Madhya Pradesh

Nothing critical to report this week


Nothing critical to report this week


Rajasthan joins Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, in restricting large consumers from buying power from the open market to protect state power distribution companies.

Source: Economic Times

In detail: Draft RERC (Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations, 2020

Tamil Nadu

Nothing critical to report this week


Nothing critical to report this week

Uttar Pradesh

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West Bengal

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Arunachal Pradesh

The state cabinet approves an ordinance for labour reforms, allowing self-certification under 12 labour laws, Factories Act, and Boilers Act.

Source: North East Now

In detail: Chief Minister’s Tweet

Jammu and Kashmir

The union territory of Jammu & Kashmir has notified the rules under Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Rules, 2020. It has become the 33rd state/UT to do so.

Source: Economic Times


To motivate the farming community to restrain from burning crop residue, the Punjab government will provide subsidies worth $40 million to farmers for the purchase of 23,500 agricultural machines/farm equipment for the management of paddy residue during this year’s kharif season.

Source: Punjab Tribune

In detail: Directorate of Information and Public Relations

Under a new scheme three percent discount will be given on interest rate for setting up units of milk / milk products, meat, cattle feed and silage. The scheme will provide subsidies worth two million dollars over three years.

Source: Babushahi

In detail: Press Release