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Our tax-to-GDP ratio doesn’t permit latitude for raised public outlays: NK Singh

November 13, 2021 6:01 am

“Our tax-to-GDP ratio (at 16-17 per cent) does not permit the latitude for increased public outlays ... it has to go up substantially,” NK Singh said via a video link at a seminar organised by the National Council of Applied Economic Research.

NK Singh: No devious centralisation. Revenue deficit grants go to states, they don’t have ideological hue of any party

February 22, 2021 7:45 am

Finance Commission suggests distribution of net proceeds of taxes between Centre and states. In her Budget speech, the Finance Minister said the govt had accepted recommendations of the 15th FC, headed by Singh, “in substantial measure”.

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.

Weighing incentives for states for farm reforms: Finance Commission chief

October 31, 2019 4:50 am

NK Singh said the Commission was also weighing a proposal to grant incentives to those states that improve rail connectivity, “designed specifically for the promotion of exports”.

Land, labour reforms to push economic growth: N K Singh

May 17, 2019 2:24 pm

N K Singh noted that fiscal rectitude is an important inter gradient in sustaining long term economic growth and is the core of long term macro economic stability.

We have authority to revisit anything... Not bound by anything but the terms of reference: NK Singh

March 11, 2018 11:59 am

We have not allowed our banking regulators to face the burden of parliamentary superintendence. Who will regulate the regulators?... You have created a no man’s territory," says NK Singh.

NK Singh appointed chairman of 15th Finance Commission

November 28, 2017 12:06 am

The FC is formed every five years to recommend principles governing the allocation of tax revenue between the Centre, states and local bodies.

NK Singh likely to head 15th Finance Commission

November 18, 2017 12:52 pm

The Central government needs to constitute the 15th Finance Commission to recommend the sharing of resources between the Centre and the states as well as among states from the divisible pool for the five years from April 2020 to March 2025

Resource allocation to states needs a relook: President

July 22, 2013 12:35 am

Lists poverty,lack of infrastructure as challenges to development

When credit is due

March 27, 2013 1:32 am

Historically,Bihar has protested against the persistent neglect by banks.


Rajnath assures security of journalists

February 17, 2016 2:13 pm

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Briefing the media after the meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding the attack on journalists outside the Patiala House Court on Monday, Broadcasters Editors' Association General Secretary NK Singh said the Home Minister has assured that the responsibility for security of journalists on field coverage will be given to the police force present on spot. He further said that police stood as a silent spectator while journalists were being thrashed outside the PH Court.