India’s Municipal Sector
Publication dateJan, 2004
DetailsReport submitted to the Twelfth Finance Commission, Government of India
AuthorsO. 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.