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Strengthening Decentralization - Augmenting The Consolidated Fund of the States by the Thirteenth Finance Commission: A Normative Approach

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  • Abhay Pethe

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  • B M Mishra
  • P B Rakhe

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The present study examines issues related to fiscal federalism at the third tier in general and grants to local bodies in particular. The study presents a normative framework to estimate the requirements of operation and maintenance (O&M) expenditure at the local body level based on three important public services that is, water, education and roads. [DRG Study Series No. 29].

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Keywords: fiscal federalism; local bodies; normative frame work; expenditure; local body; local body; water; education; roads; consolidated fund; finance commission; finance; panchayat raj;

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  1. Abhay Pethe & Mala Lalvani, 2003. "A Fair Plan Approach For Devolution Under The Twelfth Central Finance Commission: Some Suggestions," Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai Working Papers 8, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
  2. Indira Rajaraman, 2007. "The Political Economy of the Indian Fiscal Federation," India Policy Forum, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 4(1), pages 1-51.
  3. Abhay Pethe & Mala Lalvani, 2005. "A Comparative Study Of Municipal Finances In Maharashtra: Patterns, Problems And Prospects," Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai Working Papers 16, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
  4. Abhay Pethe & Mala Lalvani, 2008. "Finances Of Panchayati Raj Institutions: A Simple Story But A Messy Plot," Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai Working Papers 28, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
  5. Abhay Pethe & Mala Lalvani, 2005. "Towards Economic Empowerment Of ULBS In Maharashtra," Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai Working Papers 15, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
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