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Finance Commission


15th Finance Commission opted for continuity, predictability: N K Singh

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.

Govt to implement 4-pronged health strategy, says PM

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”.

15th Finance Commission could catalyse accountability, effective governance at grassroots

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.

New demands were placed on 15th Finance Commission. In difficult times, it rose to the challenge

February 17, 2021 9:16 am

It would be interesting to see the impact of these overarching and revolutionary recommendations in the times ahead.

Finance Commission dips into states’ share for Centre’s expenditure, makes system more discretionary

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.

15th Finance Commission recommends over Rs 81,977 crore for Himachal

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.

Granted Rs 8,000 crore, govt looks at 8 new cities

February 03, 2021 8:27 pm

Aim to build planned cities to take care of population in peripheral towns, says Housing Ministry secretary.

Finance Commission submits report to President

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.

NK Singh: Federalism desirable for India; concurrent list, 7th Schedule and Article 282 require holistic review

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.

Finance Commission to consider recommending a range for fiscal deficit

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.