The Commission has been set up to look into the new issues of Centre-State relations keeping in view the sea changes that have been taken place in the polity and economy of India since the Sarkaria Commission had last looked at the issue of Centre-State relations over two decades ago.
(i) Composition of Committee
Chairman: Shri Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi (Retd.) Former Chief Justice of India
The terms of reference of the Commission:
Indian Constitution has made an effort to allocate every possible source of revenue either to the Union or the states. For the purpose of allocation of certain sources of revenue, between the Union and the state Governments, the Constitution provides for the establishment of a Finance Commission.
On the other hand, the Planning Commission is n either a constitutional body nor even statutory. Moreover, Planning Commission does not have representation of States. Mutual overlapping of these two bodies is often a source of tensions in Centre - State relations.
(i) Finance Commission
The Constitution of India contains the following provisions regarding the Finance Commission:
(ii) Planning Commission
|1. What is the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State Relations?|
|2. What is the difference between the Finance Commission and the Planning Commission?|
|3. What are the key objectives of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State Relations?|
|4. How does the Punchhi Commission contribute to cooperative federalism in India?|
|5. How does the Punchhi Commission address the challenges posed by globalization and economic reforms?|