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May 31, 2018
Child healthcare: Despite high tax revenues, 14 of 20 states cut funding to key nutrition programme, data showsDespite greater fiscal autonomy and higher tax revenues shared by the Centre with states, 14 of 20 states surveyed cut spending on a key nutrition programme–Supplementary Nutrition Programme
May 19, 2018
ToR of 15th Finance Commission: It pays to look beyond the population criterion and work out a performance-based formulaPopulation has been one of the parameters but has become controversial as it has been interpreted as being discriminatory on account of the change in the base year from 1971 to 2011 for calculating allocations.
May 17, 2018
ToR of 15th Finance Commission: Ministers of five states meet President Ram Nath Kovind, urge amendment to termsThe Finance Ministers of Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and the Chief Minister of Puducherry met President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi
May 14, 2018
Chidambaram slams govt for fuel price hike, says brief pause was only for Karnataka Assembly pollsAfter a 19-day pre-Karnataka poll hiatus, the price of fuel went up with petrol today up by 17 paise a litre and diesel by 21 paise
May 08, 2018
P Chidambaram appeals to states to come out against 15th Finance CommissionCongress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday urged the Finance Ministers of all states across the country to sign a memorandum against the terms of reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission
Apr 30, 2018
ToR of 15th Finance Commission: Will South India lose out to the North owing to lower fertility rates?South Indian states have reduced their fertility rates below replacement level, while rate for states such as Bihar and Uttar Pradesh remains above level
Apr 26, 2018
'People left out can bring down system': Karnataka agriculture minister says inclusive growth is the way forwardAhead of the Karnataka elections, state agriculture minister and Byatarayanapura MLA Krishna Byre Gowda says Congress' scandal-free and stable governance will retain voters' trust
Apr 25, 2018
Cabinet approves restructured bamboo mission with outlay of Rs 1,290 crThe government on Wednesday approved a restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) with an outlay of Rs 1,290 crore for two years, a move aimed at benefiting one lakh farmers, said an official release
Apr 19, 2018
AAP leaders write to Arun Jaitley, Amarinder Singh demanding special status for PunjabAAP leader and MLA Kanwar Sandhu said on Thursday he has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking special status for Punjab and its inclusion in the list of special category states (SCS).
Apr 14, 2018
1971 vs 2011: Time to question governments specifying census year for finance commissionsThe terms of reference (ToR)of the first six Finance Commissions did not make any mention of population data at all.