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Municipal Finance In India: Role of Twelfth Finance Commission

G C Srivastava (Editor) P.S.N. Rao (Editor)
Synopsis At the focus of urban development in India today are the urban local bodies or municipal bodies. In a fast urbanizing and globalising nation, we can have well managed cities and a good quality of life only when we have financially healthy municipalities. With the enactment of the Seventy Fourth Constitution Amendment Act of the year 1992, municipal bodies have been vested with more powers and provision for receiving more funds by way of devolution from the center and the state. In order to get into sharp focus the emerging concerns and challenges facing the municipal finance sector in India, the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi, conducted a National Seminar on Municipal Finance in December 2003. The seminar was sponsored by the Twelfth Finance Commission and coordinated by Dr. P.S.N. Rao, Professor of Urban Management, IIPA, New Delhi. This volume is a compilation of the papers and proceedings of this Seminar. It discusses the role of the Twelfth Finance Commission, Government of India in devolution to local bodies, the state of local finances and degree of delivery of municipal services and innovative methods of raising local revenues and making urban local bodies more healthy and financially
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About the authors

G C Srivastava

G.C. Srivastava, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A., LL.B. is an ISA officer of the 1967 batch. He has written extensively on agriculture, rural development and other areas of public administration and development. Formerly, he was the Chief Secretary, Government of Goa, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Chairman of the Tariff Commission. Presently, he is the Member-Secretary of the Twelfth Finance Commission, Government of India.

P.S.N. Rao

P.S.N. Rao, Ph.D., Master of Town Planning (SPA), B.E. (Civil), F.I.T.P., F.I.V., A.I.I.A., Cert. In Urban Management (Canada) is a well known housing, urban development and municipal sector specialist based in new Delhi, India. He is a recipient of the SPA Gold Medal, the Indian Building Congress Medal and the AICTE Young Teachers’ Award of the Government of India. He has 18 years of experience during which he has published over one hundred papers, supervised over 70 post graduate theses on various aspects of urban development and conducted over 30 research and consultancy assignment. Presently, he is a Professor of Urban Management at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi where he is involved in capacity building for ISA and other functionaries of the central, state and local governments. He is also the Joint Editor of Nagarlok, an urban affairs quarterly of the IIPA.

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Title Municipal Finance In India: Role of Twelfth Finance Commission
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173917264
length xii+228p., Tables; Figures; Index; 23cm.