What are the merits and demerits of Federal Government?



Federal Government

1. Powers are distributed between the centre and the units.

2. Both the centre and the units have separate government.

3. It must have a written and rigid constitution.

4. A special federal judiciary should be there to interpret the constitution.


1. It is inefficient because of diversity of law and administration.

2. There is always a tug-of- war between national and local interests.

3. It is highly expensive.


l.It is suitable for countries having a diversity of race, religion and language.

2. Local needs are met with effectively.

3. Responsibilities of the central government are lessened.

4. People get training in the art of self-government.

5. Small states can have dignity and be safe from foreign ag­gression.