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Prof K Nageshwar on 15th Finance Commission, South India's Fight for Justice

Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 11:04 AM
South Indian finance ministers and secretaries have had a meeting in Kerala. State finance ministers are worried that the 15th finance commission's 'Terms of Reference' which will be introduced between 2020-25 would be dangerous to states. He said, funds to states through centrally sponsored schemes, grants and others, recommended by 14th finance commission followed by BJP govt, have been reduced by 2 to 4% between 2014-17. He said, following the recommendations of schemes in 14th Finance Commission could cause injustice to states as the conditions vary in each state. Mentioning about Income Distance Criteria, Nageswar said, it will increase North Domination further.
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