Will see if more devolution to states served its purpose: Finance Commission

Headed by former RBI Governor Y V Reddy, the 14th Finance Commission had recommended a record increase in the states’ share in the Union taxes. NEW DELHI: Finance Commission chairman N K Singh today said the panel will ascertain whether increasing the share of Union taxes to states to 42 per cent, along with rationalisation with Centrally Sponsored Schemes, has served its purpose. The 15th Finance Commission has been asked to recommend, among other things, a road map for sound management of government finances. “We will also look at whether the much higher devolution…

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Rio and São Paulo states’ top 10 budget beach hotels and B&Bs

The coast of the adjoining states Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is one of the finest in Brazil, dotted with small tropical islands, beautiful bays, wonderful golden sandy beaches, and backed by mountains covered with virgin Atlantic rain forest. Most of it is still unknown to international tourists, yet this is where residents of Rio and São Paulo (Brazil’s two largest cities, with a joint population of over 30 million) come to relax, party and feel that tropical paradise vibe. It’s not the cheapest part of Brazil, but these…

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The pirate queen of united states Mayo

Sitting in a Dublin pub nursing a pint of Guinness, I got speaking to a fella who informed me what regarded to be an fantastic and implausible story. It changed into approximately a lady from County Mayo who become a pirate and a pandemic of eire‘s west coast, inside the way that Black Beard were the scourge of the Spanish essential. The time become 16th-century ireland, while education turned into uncommon and girls spent maximum of their existence rearing youngsters and searching after family affairs. but that became not the…

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