Notification of State Finance Commission

Governor is pleased to constitute 4th State Finance Commission, West Bengal consisting of Dr. Abhirup Sarkar, Professor Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, as the Chairman.

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Budget Branch
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata-700 001

No. 121-F.B. Dated: 30.04.2013.

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 243-1, and clause (1) of Article 243Y, of the Constitution of India, read with the provisions of the West Bengal Finance Commission (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2011 (West Bengal Act XIII of 2011), the Governor is pleased to constitute the 4th State Finance Commission, namely 4th State Finance Commission, West Bengal (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) consisting of Dr. Abhirup Sarkar, Professor Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, as the Chairman of the said Commission along with the following member:

(1) Sri. Dilip Ghosh I.A.S. (Retd)  ………………………… Member.

2. The Chairman and the other member of the Commission shall hold office from the date on which they respectively assume office up to the 30th day of April, 2014.

3. The Commission shall make recommendations to the Governor as to —

(A) In the case of the Panchayats

(a) the principles which should govern—

(i) the distribution between the State and the Panchayats of the net proceeds of the taxes, duties, tolls and fees leviable by the State, which may be divided between them under Part IX of the Constitution ofjndia and the allocation between the Panchayats at all levels of their respective shares of such proceeds;

(ii) the determination of the taxes, duties, tolls and fees which may be assigned to, or appropriated by the Panchayats;

(iii) the grants-in-aid to the Panchayats from the Consolidated Fund of the State;

(b) the measures needed to improve the financial position of the Panchayats ;

(B) in the case of the Municipalities —

(a) the principles which should govern—

(i) the distribution between the State and the Municipalities of the net proceeds of the taxes, duties, tolls and fees leviable by the State, which may be divided between them under Part IXA of the Constitution of India and the allocation between the Municipalities at all levels of their respective shares of such proceeds;

(ii) the determination of the taxes, duties, tolls and fees which may be assigned to, or appropriated by, the Municipalities ;

(iii) the grants-in-aid to the Municipalities from the Consolidated Fund of the State;

(b) the measures needed to improve the financial position of the Municipalities;

4. In making recommendations, the Commission shall have regard, among other considerations, to—

(i) the resources of the State Government and the demands thereon on account of expenditure on administration, development and debt-servicing;

(ii) the resource -raising powers of the Panchayats and Municipalities;

(iii) the responsibilities entrusted upon the Panchayats and Municipalities by Statutes and Government Orders;

5. The Commission shall determine its own procedure.

6. Names of other three members of the Commission shall be notified in due course.

7. The Commission shall make its report available by the 30th day of April, 2014.

By order of the Governor,

Sd/- H. K. DWIVEDI
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 121-F.B. dated 30.04.2013, Annexures of State Finance Commission, Report of the Third State Finance CommissionSources: Main Order, Annexures, Third Final Report

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