Govt to mobilise opinion on panel norms

The State government would mobilise opinion against the Union Finance Commission’s (UFC) terms of reference to devolve 30% funds to States on the basis of the 2011 Census data, Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac has said.

Replying to a calling attention motion by K. Suresh Kurup in the Assembly on Tuesday, Dr. Isaac said the government would hold a meeting of the Finance Ministers of South India and communicate with others States to evolve a consensus on the issue. He said that the government was open to the suggestion of Mr. Kurup and Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on the Assembly passing a unanimous resolution and informing the Centre of the State’s stance.

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Printable version | Apr 9, 2020 2:25:30 PM |

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