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Odisha's apprehensions over 15th Finance Commission baseless: Pradhan

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

on Sunday said Odisha should not be apprehensive of the performance-oriented parameters set by the 15th Commission.

said states performing better in achieving population stabilisation will get more benefits from the 15th Commission (FC).

"It seems Odisha Chief has either not read or not been properly explained about the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 15th Commission. The apprehension of the Chief is baseless as Prime and have already clarified on the issue," said the

clarified that there will be no cut in the allocation to Odisha.

Odisha joined its southern counterparts in opposing the mandate of the ToR of the 15th Commission.

Odisha Chief recently wrote to Prime alleging that the terms of reference of the commission departed significantly from the past commissions.

He requested the Prime to ensure that the commission uses the population data of the 1971 census instead of that of 2011 while making its recommendations.

"Instead of giving freedom to the commission to arrive at its recommendations on resource sharing between the centre and the states based on the respective needs and after due consultations, there are leading suggestions in the ToR indicating the overriding priorities and concerns of the Union government," he said.

Patnaik said that the ToR of the 15th Commission would adversely affect states like Odisha.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 19:40 IST
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