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Issue No.: 574 | April 2015
 

The 14th Finance Commission

S. Viswanathan
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Dr. Y. V. Reddy has become the darling of states. The 14th Finance Commission he headed has recommended a near third jump in the share of states in the devolution of Centre’s tax revenues...The FFC recommendation completed the nailing of the Planning Commission coffin. To administer huge funds allocated under the Centrally-sponsored schemes government departments at the Centre have been employing an army of bureaucrats ...These have been well settled in Delhi. Naturally they will resist attempts to return to their states. Are we then going to witness another example of Parkinson’s Law on the inexorable expansion of bureaucracy with more recruited by states?

S. Viswanathan, editor, Industrial Economist,
March 2015
 
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