The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff, and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled ‘Centre-State relations: A broad perspective’ is authored by N.A. Palkhivala and published in 1983. The author notes that India is the largest democratic experiment with cooperative federation along with bias towards centre. He lays down basic points that should be taken into consideration while solving Centre-State relations. He feels that States would have made more economic progress if the scheme provided by the Constitution would be adhered to. He is against industries being a part of the Union subject and states that over-centralization has been the cause of poor economic rate. He mentions how the provisions of the President’s rule, his assent to bills, appointment of governor, and other extra-constitutional measures have been abused over the years. He states that the financial relations between the Centre and states is favourable to the Centre. He highlights that the solution lies with men in power, not in statute books.