ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Devolution Criteria From Gamble to Policy

Devolution Criteria: From Gamble to Policy S Guhan The strength of the Indian Centre-State fiscal system is that it provides mechanisms in the Finance and Planning Commissions which can redistribute national resources between the Centre and the states and amongst the latter in the light of the twin considerations of ability and need. The weakness has been that in the actual working of the two Commissions there has been a lack of both clarity and co-ordination in regard to ways in which each Commission could address itself to upgrading ability while responding to needs and, concurrently and conversely, compensate for backwardness while upgrading ability This paper seeks to outline an approach to deal with this problem.

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