An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


India’s Municipal Sector

Publication date

Jan, 2004


Report submitted to the Twelfth Finance Commission, Government of India


O. P. Mathur, Sandeep Thakur


This study undertaken for the Twelfth Finance Commission (TFC), examined the fiscal performance of municipalities in different states and seeks explanations for their differential performance. Additionally, it assesses the load on state finances on account of implementation of the recommendations of the Finance Commissions of States (SFCs). It also indicates options for the TFC on how it might contribute to improving the finances and functioning of municipalities.

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