Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
We must recognise, however, that considerations with which we arc not competent to deal may make it inadvisable or impossible to move in the direction of centralisation or even to maintain centralised administration where that is at present in existence. If this proves to be the case, we believe that the difficulties of combining central legislation with provincial administration must be faced, as this combination is, in our view, infinitely preferable to the complete withdrawal of legislative power from the centre.
So far as we are in a position to judge, the difficulties involved in this combination are not likely to be confined to the sphere of labour, and we do not doubt that methods can be devised for surmounting them. If the links which have hitherto been effective are weakened or disappear, fresh links will arise and can be created. The development of responsibility in both the central and provincial spheres should prove a useful new bond, and as legislatures become increasingly representative, the tie will be strengthened. We propose later the establishment of special machinery which should go a considerable distance towards meeting the difficulty, and this is not the least of the advantages it is designed to secure. But it will not in itself be sufficient for this purpose, and we would emphasise the need of invoking all such means as are reconcilable with the general principles of the constitution, to make it certain that any legislation adopted is generally effective.