15th Finance Commission to visit Meghalaya from June 3 to 5

Shillong May 31: The Fifteenth Finance Commission will visit Meghalaya from June 3 to 5.

The purpose of the visit is for reviewing different aspects of the state’s finance, prior to making its recommendations to the Union government for financial devolution.

During the course of the visit, the Commission headed by its Chairman, N.K. Singh and Members A.N. Jha, Dr. Ashok Lahiri, Dr. Anoop Singh, Prof. Ramesh Chand and senior officers will hold meetings with the Chief Minister and his Cabinet Ministers along with senior officers of the Meghalaya government.

The Commission will also separately meet representatives of rural local bodies, representatives of Urban local Bodies, Representatives of Trade and Industry Bodies of Meghalaya. The Commission will also meet representatives of political parties of the State. Meetings will also be held with the Women Self Help Groups and the Aqua Entrepreneurs supported by the Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission (MSAM).

The Commission will also inspect MNREGS works in the State and interact with members of the Village Employment Councils (VECs). The Commission is scheduled to visit the Hortihub of Meghalaya.

The Meghalaya Government has already submitted its memorandum to the Fifteenth Finance Commission. The Commission has also received a detailed presentation from the Principal Accountant General (Audit) of Meghalaya on the Finances of the State Government.