Fiscal Federalism: Kerala’s Government Case Against Centre

GS Paper 2   Syllabus: Fiscal Federalism    Source: TH    Context: The Supreme Court advised Kerala to meet with the Centre’s team again and accept the ₹13,608 crore offered to address the immediate financial crisis in the state.   What is the case about? The issue revolves around the Centre’s imposition of a Net …

Fiscal Federalism: Distribution of funds from Centre to States

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions, Relations Between Centre and State    Source: TH, Hindu Business Line   Context: The recent disagreement between the central and Tamil Nadu governments over flood relief following heavy rainfall sparked a debate on the criteria for awarding central grants to states. Also, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has received …

Friction over formula: why some States get more from Centre

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels and Challenges Therein   Source: TH   Context: With the population given a higher weightage over performance, the revenue-sharing formula has created friction between States and the Centre.   Revenue sharing between centre-states: The …

States ask the centre to rein in reliance on surcharges, and cess while raising revenue

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment   Source: TH  Direction: This article discusses an issue related to fiscal federalism – how cess and surcharges are impacting the revenues of states.   Context: Several states have recently urged the central government to reduce its …

A number of constraints and challenges both in federal as well fiscal system are part of the problems that must be solved in order to achieve effective fiscal federalism in the country. Critically analyse.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein 3. A number of constraints and challenges both in federal as well fiscal system are part of the problems that must be solved in order …

While fiscal federalism in India has a long history, its practice has grown increasingly opaque over the years. Serious attention is required to improve its principles and practices. Analyse.

Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3. While fiscal federalism in India has a long history, its practice has grown increasingly opaque over the years. Serious attention is required to improve its principles and practices. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The …