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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Finance

 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO * 173

TO BE ANSWERED ON 27.11.2007

Constitution of Thirteenth Finance Commission

173.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a)        whether Government has decided to constitute the Thirteenth Finance Commission shortly;

(b)        if so, whether the personnel and the terms of reference have been decided upon; and

(c)        if so, the details thereof and by when a notification for the constitution of the Commission is likely to be issued?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM)

(a)    to (c) :  Yes, Sir.  The 13th Finance Commission has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. Vijay L Kelkar on 13th November 2007 and comprises the following four other members:-

(i)

Sh. B K Chaturvedi

Member, Planning Commission

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Member (part-time)

(ii)

Dr. Indira Rajaraman

Professor Emeritus, National Institute of Public Finance & Policy, New Delhi

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Member

(iii)

Dr. Abusaleh Shariff

Chief Economist, National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi

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Member

(iv)

Prof. Atul Sarma

Former Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University (formerly Arunachal University)

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Member

  • Sh. Sumit Bose shall be the Secretary of the Commission.
  • The Notification has already been issued on 14th November, 2007 and tabled in both the Houses of Parliament on 20th November, 2007.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 173 ON CONSTITUTION OF THIRTEENTH FINANCE COMMISSION FOR ANSWER ON 27TH NOVEMBER, 2007

(a) to (c): The Government has constituted the Thirteenth Finance Commission vide Notification dated 13th November, 2007. A copy of the Notification indicating the names of the Chairman and four other Members of the Commission and its terms of reference is given in Annex-I. The Notification has also been laid on the Table of the House on 20th November, 2007. ….