SME Times News Bureau | 14 Sep, 2018
The 15th Finance Commission on Thursday said that no state will be
penalised for doing well on the demographic and economic front.
north versus south debate is misleading as many other states are also
expressing similar apprehensions like southern states. It will be the
endeavour of the 15th Finance Commission not to penalise states doing
well on the demographic as well as the economic front," the Commission
said on Twitter.
Several south Indian states have expressed the
apprehension that the use of 2011 population data as parameter instead
of the 1971 census would punish progressive states like Tamil Nadu which
have achieved success in population control through their own efforts.
Finance Commission on Thursday also held deliberations with legal
experts on the issue of cess and surcharges levied by the central
government and their implications.
"All states till now have
raised the issue that it adversely impacts divisible pool and their
concerns need careful consideration," it said.