Govt appoints Chairman & Members of 7th Assam State Finance Commission

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In pursuance of the provisions of Article 243-I and 243-Y of the Constitution of India, Government of Assam constituted the Seventh Assam State Finance Commission with Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita (Retd) as its Chairman and six other members.

The members of the Commission are the senior most Secretary of Finance Department, the senior most Secretary of Panchayat and Rural Development Department, the senior most Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, Debeswar Malakar, IAS (Retd.), Prof. Mrinal Kanti Dutta, Economist, IIT-G, and the Special Secretary to the Finance Department.

The Commission shall make recommendations to the matters such as the principles governing the distribution between the State of Assam and the Panchayats and the Municipalities of the net proceeds of taxes and duties levied and collected, the measures needed to improve the financial position of the Panchayats and Municipalities, any other matter referred to the State Finance Commission by the Governor in the interests of sound financial position of the Panchayats and Municipalities among others.

The Commission shall make its report available to the Governor by 16 December, 2024, covering period of five years commencing on the 1st April, 2025.

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