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

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First Award of the Ninth Finance Commission-An Appraisal

In certain important respects the First Report of the Ninth Finance Commission marks a significant departure from the approaches of the Eighth Commission, Some of these departures reflect an attempt to correct the deficiencies of earlier awards and break new paths, but some are of questionable logic and have produced results which cause concern. This note seeks to appraise the award in order to identify its strengths and weaknesses against the background of the fears expressed over the terms of reference of the commission and the criticisms of the approaches followed by the earlier commissions.

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