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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1. Dr. Y.V. Reddy, Chairman, Prof. Abhijit Sen, Ms. Sushama Nath, Dr. M. Govinda Rao and Dr. Sudipto Mundle, Members of the Fourteenth Finance Commission, and Sh. A.N. Jha, Secretary visited the State of Haryana from July, 22 & 23, 2013 to hold consultations with the State Government and key stake holders.

2. The Commission met with the Hon’ble Chief Minister, his Cabinet Colleagues and senior officers of the State Government, for discussions.

3. The Chief Minister Haryana highlighted the rapid growth achieved by the State and the continuous efforts of his government to meet the emerging challenges and the expanding expectations of the people to ensure the best possible governance to its people. In this context, the State had to achieve two objectives i.e. growth of the economy at a rapid pace and ensuring equitable distribution of wealth amongst all segment of societies. He highlighted that Haryana was amongst the fastest growing States and was rapidly urbanizing; this required that the State invest huge amounts of money in a variety of civic amenities. He added that the State required a special grant for creation and up-gradation of infrastructure in NCR region and for social sectors like health, education and women & child development etc. He requested the Finance Commission to note that most buoyant sources of revenue are with central government while the expenditure on public welfare functions of the States was increasing rapidly. He asked the Finance Commission to take note of these facts and allocate resources between the Union and the States in a judicious manner.

4. The State Government submitted their Memorandum and made a detailed presentation on the finances of the State Government, its projection for the award period and gave their views on some of the Terms of Reference of the Commission. The Commission also interacted with representatives of political parties, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Urban local bodies and Trade and Industry Associations.

5. The Commission places on record its appreciation to the Chief Minister and State Government for the cooperation and support extended to the Commission and assures that the issues raised will receive due attention in the deliberation of the Commission. The Commission also looks forward to continuing interaction with the State Government.

6. The Commission will finalize its recommendations by October 2014 after completing its discussions with all the State Governments, the Government of India and relevant stake holders.

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