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Report of the 13th Finance Commission: Introduction and Overview

PINAKI CHAKRABORTY
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 45, No. 48 (NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2010), pp. 35-37
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25764180
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Abstract

This special issue on the Report of the Thirteenth Finance Commission has eight experts evaluating its recommendations from different perspectives. While acknowledging the many plus points of the report, the writers also draw attention to its numerous drawbacks, ranging from a lack of proper attention and omissions to faulty logic. There is little doubt that some of the recommendations, if implemented in the right spirit, will benefit the management of public finances in the country. However, an awareness of the report's limitations could serve as an antidote to not slipping up again.

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