ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Population as a Criterion for Horizontal Devolution by the 14th Finance Commission

Complying with their terms of reference, the last seven finance commissions have used the 1971 population as a parameter for determining the shares of states. However, the ToR of the 14th FC permits it to additionally consider demographic changes since 1971. This article argues that this incremental change does not provide adequate cause for the 14th FC to depart from the path of its predecessors.

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