To judge the constitutional propriety and administrative implications of the All-India Services, what is most important to consider is not the norms and requisites of federalism, as expounded and emphasised by the respectable and competent authorities in the field of federalism but the acute felt needs and requirements of Indian administration and the specific purposes or goals for which the Constitution has created and further empowered Parliament to create the All-India Services. The institution of All-India Services is not designed to cripple the States' administrative autonomy or deliberately upset the federal balance, as it has been endeavoured to be made out by certain critics. But the avowed constitutional purpose sought to be emphasised and served is the promotion of administrative interdependence between the Centre and States.
"Federalism and All India Services: An Evaluation,"
National Law School Journal: Vol. 6:
1, Article 15.
Available at: https://repository.nls.ac.in/nlsj/vol6/iss1/15