Devolution

In most states, the single largest item is debt service (average of 21% for all states) followed by education (average of 15%) for all states. Photo: PTI

The evolving state of Indian states

4 min read . 12 Jun 2017
Finance minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint<br />

NDA hits reset on fiscal federalism

7 min read . 23 May 2016
Finance minister Arun Jaitley. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday formally accepted recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission. Photo: Bloomberg <br />

Fiscal rules relaxed for some states

3 min read . 07 Apr 2016
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The new Indian federalism

4 min read . 06 Apr 2016
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley. The 14th Finance Commission in 2015 recommended greater devolution of funds to state governments. Photo: Hindustan Times<br />

The fiscal devolution wheel turns

4 min read . 04 Apr 2016
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Politics and reforms

1 min read . 15 Mar 2016
Y.V. Reddy, chairman of the Fourteenth Finance Commission. The govt has increased tax devolution to states to 42% from 38%, as recommended by Fourteenth Finance Commission. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint<br />

42% and its aftermath

5 min read . 31 Mar 2015
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