March 07, 2021 1:07 am
Speaking at a webinar organised by the Centre for Policy Research, NK Singh said the 15th Finance Commission had an option of continuing the trajectory of enhancing devolution to a somewhat higher figure.
February 24, 2021 4:13 am
Addressing a webinar on effective implementation of Budget provisions in the health sector, Modi said the government treats health issues in a “holistic manner”, and that “focus is on wellness and not just in treatment”.
February 19, 2021 9:29 am
Mechanisms for devolution of funds to panchayats, municipal bodies from the Fifteenth Finance Commission could catalyse accountability and effective governance at the grassroots.
February 17, 2021 9:16 am
It would be interesting to see the impact of these overarching and revolutionary recommendations in the times ahead.
February 15, 2021 9:42 am
The Fifteenth Finance Commission's substantive award is status quoist, its design is regressive even though its obiter dicta is reformist.
February 03, 2021 8:31 pm
The grants-in-aid include, among other things, a post devolution revenue deficit grant of Rs 37,199, a grant of Rs 3,049 crore for local governments, and Rs 2,258 crore for disaster management.
February 03, 2021 8:27 pm
Aim to build planned cities to take care of population in peripheral towns, says Housing Ministry secretary.
November 10, 2020 2:22 am
The report seeks to address a whole range of issues including transfer of funds to local bodies, disaster management grant and performance incentives to states, issues of defence expenditure.
September 30, 2020 2:01 am
He said the Commission, in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy, is debating whether there is a need for a different approach in determining the targets for fiscal deficit and debt consolidation.
September 05, 2020 1:03 am
Many members of the advisory panel suggested to consider a range for the key fiscal targets similar to the one on retail inflation (4% plus/minus 2%) set by the Monetary Policy Committee.