15th Finance Commission to visit Meghalaya

In order to review different aspects of the Meghalaya’s finance, the 15th Finance Commission will visit the state from June 3-5 prior to making its recommendations to the union government for financial devolution.

As per reports, the commission headed by its chairman N K Singh and members A N Jha, Dr. Ashok Lahiri, Dr. Anoop Singh, Professor Ramesh Chand and senior officers will hold meetings with the Meghalaya Chief Minister and his Cabinet Ministers along with senior officers of the Meghalaya government.

The commission is scheduled to meet representatives of rural local bodies separately, representatives of urban local bodies, representatives of trade and industry bodies apart from representatives of political parties of the state.

The Finance Commission will also held meetings with the women self help groups and the Aqua Entrepreneurs supported by the Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission (MSAM) and will also inspect MNREGA works in the state and interact with members of the village employment councils.

Notably, the Meghalaya state government has already submitted its memorandum to the Finance Commission. The principal accountant general (Audit) of Meghalaya has also submitted a detailed presentation to the Commission on the finances of the state government which has been received by the commission.

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