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

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Framing Its Terms of Reference

Twelfth Finance Commission

Considerations of making the recommendations of the Twelfth Finance Commission more effective require the new commission to (1) remove the artificial restrictions imposed on the finance commissions' scope of operations; (2) keep in view overall macroeconomic stability; (3) streamline management of government debt; (4) provide for appropriate incentives for inducing fiscal responsibility; (5) take a broader and integrated view of tax assignments; and (6) provide operational guidelines for the state level finance commissions.

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