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CM meets 14th Finance Commission

By EMN Updated: Sep 06, 2014 12:59 am

Dimapur, September 5

Reminding the 14th Finance Commission about the “dark period” of the 13th Finance Commission Awards, the unreasonable and unrealistic assessments of the 13th Finance Commission and its adverse impact on the finances of Nagaland during the last four-and-a-half years, Chief Minister TR Zeliang hoped that the State will see a new dawn with the award of the 14th Finance Commission.
Chief Minister Zeliang met the chairman and all members of the 14th Finance Commission in the office of the Commission in New Delhi today.The Chief Minister also emphasized and reminded the 14th Finance Commission about the unique history and situation of Nagaland and how it deserves a special treatment even amongst the Special Category States.
There was a cordial exchange of views and ideas during the meeting, PRO, Nagaland House, New Delhi, Kuolie Mere said in a release today.
The Chairman of the 14th Finance Commission, on his part, assured that the Commission will look into special problems and needs of the State and take into account all the points raised by the Chief Minister. The Commission is expected to submit its report and recommendation to the government of India in October and the visit by Chief Minister is considered to be most timely.
The 14th Finance Commission report of grants to the State will determine the faith of the State for another five years – 2015-16 to 2019-20.
The Chief Minister was assisted during the discussion by Lalthara, Adviser to Chief Minister and Y Kikheto, Secretary, Finance.

By EMN Updated: Sep 06, 2014 12:59:13 am