Chhattisgarh Finance Commission

Chhattisgarh Finance Commission has been set up in the state so that it can act as an arbiter between the state and the central government with regard to financial matters.

The Finance Commission of Chhattisgarh also fulfills various other objectives that lead to the development of the state.

The establishment of Chhattisgarh Finance Commission:

Chhattisgarh Finance Commission has been established in the state according to the rules that have been laid down in the Constitution of India Article 243I. The article states that the governor of the state shall set up the Finance Commission in the state within the time frame of one year from the beginning of the Constitution Seventy- Third Amendment Act, 1992 and after that at the end of each fifth year.

The various sectors that receive grants from Chhattisgarh Finance Commission are:

  • Heritage protection
  • Fire services
  • Health services
  • Public libraries
  • District administration
  • Training in computers for school children
  • Elementary education
  • Prisons administration
  • Fiscal administration
  • Police administration
  • Infrastructure development

The various sectors that receive grants from State Finance Commissions are

  • Administration of prisons
  • Health care services
  • Public libraries
  • Administration of districts
  • Administration of police
  • Elementary education
  • Fire services
  • Infrastructure development
  • Training in computers for school children
  • Fiscal administration
  • Heritage protection

The various functions of Chhattisgarh Finance Commission are:

  • To act as an arbiter between the state and the central government with regard to financial issues
  • To transfer the financial resources that are granted by the central government to the state government
  • To review the financial condition of the Panchayats in the state
  • To take such steps that lead to the improvement of the economic condition of the various Panchayats in the state
  • To decide the taxes, tolls, duties, and fees that may be levied by the various Panchayats in the state
  • To distribute between the state government and the various Panchayats in the state the taxes, duties, fees, and tolls that have been levied by the state
  • To allot the various Panchayats in the state funds from the Consolidated Fund of the State

The grants received by Chhattisgarh Finance Commission:

Chhattisgarh Finance Commission will receive from the Twelfth Finance Commission a grant amount, worth around ` 1453 crore. The Finance Commission in Chhatisgarh will receive this grant for a period of five years that is from 2005- 2006 to 2009- 2010. Chhattisgarh Finance Commission will use the money for the development of the rural areas of the state, forests conservation, municipal bodies development, and conservation of the archaeological monuments in the state.

The state government must encourage Chhattisgarh Finance Commission:

The state government of Chhatisgarh must take steps to encourage Chhattisgarh Finance Commission. For this will lead to the improvement of the condition of the various Panchayats in the state. It will also lead to the state getting more financial help from the central government. All these measures will bring about an over all development of the state.

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