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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


  • B M Mishra
  • P B Rakhe

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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Date of creation: Aug 2009
Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2175
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  1. 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.
  2. Abhay Pethe, 2008. "Financing The Panchayati Raj Institutions: Flagging Some Issues For The 13th CFC," Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai Working Papers 34, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
  3. Roy Bahl, 1999. "Implementation Rules For Fiscal Decentralization," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper9901, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
  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. Jonathan A. Rodden & Gunnar S. Eskeland (ed.), 2003. "Fiscal Decentralization and the Challenge of Hard Budget Constraints," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262182297, July.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
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