The Union Government constituted a commission in 2007, under the leadership of Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 2007.
The commission also had three more members and a secretary and presented its report in 2010.
- It recommended that the governors of the states must have fixed tenure and they should be removed only through an impeachment process akin to the President of India.
- It wanted to introduce changes in Article 355 and 356, so that insurgency or problem afflicted areas or districts in a state rather than the entire state can be brought under emergency as a strategy to localize emergency and efficiently handle insurgency or troubles.
- The commission also suggested that the union government must have power and authority for the suo-motu deployment of central forces without the consent of the concerned states in areas affected by communal violence.
Which Commission is related to Centre-State Relation?
- Sarkaria Commission, 1988
- Rajmannar Commission, 1969
- Punchhi Commission, 2007