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Management of Public Finances in Punjab - Interim Report

Publication date

Jan, 1993


Report submitted to the Government of Punjab.


Raja J. Chelliah, M. Govinda Rao and Tapas K. Sen


This study was taken up at the request of the Government of Punjab. After making an overview of the State finances in Punjab, its critical areas are identified to improve the fiscal performance of the State. An attempt is made to identify items of unproductive Government expenditures. Recommendations are made to compress unproductive expenditures. The study also analyses in detail the working of public enterprises in the State and suggests appropriate measures to phase out the losses of these undertakings and improve the buoyancy of non-tax revenues in order to restore fiscal balance in the State.

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