Finance Commissions of India - I to XII
Edited by: M.M. Sury
Centre-State financial relations in India is a subject of topical interest in view of some recent developments of historical importance. Part I of this work provides a detailed description and analysis of the evolution and the present nature of Centre-State financial relations in India. It examines the existing constitutional arrangements for intergovernmental financial transfers, the role of the Finance Commission and the Planning Commission in effecting these transfers, particularly the principles followed by these agencies to reduce vertical and horizontal imbalances in the availability of resources to various tiers of Government in India. Part II of the book reproduces extracts from the reports of Finance Commissions constituted by the Government of India from time to time. Twelve Finance Commissions have reported so far. This volume covers all of them. Part III contains time-series data (1950-51 to 2003-04) on tax revenues of Central and State Governments in India. It would be useful for a cross-section of academic community and researchers, both in India and abroad. Part IV consists of 6 Appendices which provide supplementary information related to the topic. Part V contains glossary of fiscal terms.
Publication Date: 7/20/2005