Centre & the States

For a fair share

Print edition : July 11, 2014

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (right) greets West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra before the pre-Budget consultations with the Finance Ministers of the States and Union Territories in New Delhi on June 9. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar presents a memento to Y.V. Reddy, Chairman of the 14th Finance Commission, during the meeting at which a memorandum was submitted to the commission, in Patna on January 7. Photo: PTI

Unable to meet the growing non-Plan expenditure commitments on salary, pension and development activities, the States seek a more equitable share of the Central tax revenue.
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