April 26, 2019

The Hindu

There should be a mechanism by which GST Council and Finance Commission can coordinate: N.K. Singh

The Fifteenth Finance Commission is up against unprecedented challenges. First, the Goods and Services Tax has introduced an element of uncertainty in the revenue projections of the Union and State governments. More importantly, the Terms of Reference notified for the Commission have stoked controversy so sharp that even the Fourteenth Finance Commission, Chairman Y. V. Reddy, has said that it signals a shift in the balance of power away from States and in favour of the Central government and an attempt at increasing centralisation. The Fifteenth Financial Commission Chairman, N. K. Singh, discusses these and other emerging fiscal federal issues with senior journalist, Puja Mehra. 

February 17, 2019

The Hindu

States allocation: panel sticks to 2011 census

Proposals will impact Central Budget and those presented by States for 2020-21, says N.K. Singh

January 29, 2019

Hindustan Times

‘We will reward efficiency while recognising equity’: Finance Commission chairman NK Singh

NK Singh, the chairman of the fifteenth finance commission says the fiscal space created by the Centre has been compromised due to fiscal profligacy of the states.