The Committee has carefully considered the various views,opinions and suggestions put forward by the representatives oforganisations and individuals who appeared before it as also thepresentations and representations made by the concerneddepartments of the governments, security agencies and otherorganisations and individuals.
While devising a solution to the problem referred to theCommittee, it has to bear in mind the following three basicconditions viz.,
- The security of the nation, which is of paramountimportance. Security of the nation involves security of the Statesas
The very first entry in the Union List in the SeventhSchedule to the Constitution speaks of defence of India and everypart thereof which means and implies that it is the power andobligation of the President, the Parliament and the UnionGovernment to ensure the defence of India and of every partthereof. Though purporting to be a division of legislative powersbetween the Union and the States, the Seventh Schedule to theConstitution, it is well accepted, does represent the division ofpowers between the Union and the States. Even if a law is notmade under and with reference to a particular entry / legislative
the executive power would still be available under thatentry. Lists-I and II set out the legislative heads / powers of theUnion and the States respectively while List-Ill sets out thelegislative heads, with reference to which both the Parliamentand the State Legislatures can make laws, subject, of course, to