India renews its partnership agreement with the Forum of Federations

(L-R): Secretary of the Inter State Council (ISCS) H.K. Dash; Home Minister Rajnath Singh; Rupak Chattopadhyay, President and CEO of the Forum of Federations.

On 24 March, 2015 India renewed its partnership agreement with the Forum of Federations for next three years. The agreement was signed by the Secretary of the Inter State Council (ISCS) H.K. Dash and Forum’s President and Chief Executive Officer Rupak Chattopadhyay. The Home Minister Rajnath Singh was present at the signing ceremony.

India has been a Forum partner country since 2005. The partnership between the Forum and the Ministry of Home Affairs has encouraged and facilitated an open dialogue on federalism. This partnership led India to host the Fourth International Conference on Federalism in New Delhi on November 5-8, 2007.

The Forum has been working closely with Indian government and different institutions on several important issues pertaining to federal governance, namely fiscal federalism, public security, environmental governance and local government. Senior officials and experts from India have been involved in a wide range of key activities of the Forum, including capacity building, imparting training and rendering technical advice on federal issues. Over the years, Indian experts have also contributed to various Forum publications.

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