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Redefining State-Municipal Fiscal Relations : Options and Perspectives for the State Finance Commissions Volume I

Publication date

Jan, 1995


Report submitted to the Planning Commission, Government of India.


Om Prakash Mathur and Kamlesh Misra


This study has made an in depth study of 274 municipal bodies in India. The underlying purpose of this study was to place before the State Finance commissions (set up in pursuance of the Constitution Seventy-fourth Amendment, 1992), a paper that would inform them about: (i) the kind of data base that existed at the level of municipal base; (ii) what use could be made of such a data base; and (iii) what kinds of problems and issues confronted the municipal bodies.

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