ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sixth Finance Commission s Award-An Appraisal in Retrospect

An Appraisal in Retrospect I S Gulati The changes effected by the Sixth Finance Commission in tax transfers favoured the high income states, while the special upgradation grants inclined in favour of the low income states and the revenue gap grants favoured the middle income states. But when one takes an overview of the package, the principal beneficiaries of the Commissions package are four out of six states falling into the middle income group, thanks almost entirely to the revenue gap grants.

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