15th Finance Commission to visit Meghalaya

15th Finance Commission to visit Meghalaya

Agency News

Shillong, May 31 : The Fifteenth Finance Commission will be visiting Meghalaya
from June 3-5 for the purpose of a reviewing different aspects of the state’s finance  prior to making its recommendations to the central government for financial devolution.

During the course of its visit in the State, the Commission headed by its Chairman
N.K. Singh will hold meetings with the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, government officials and other stakeholders.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 the Representatives of the 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 Aqriculture 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. It has also received a detailed presentation from the Principal Accountant General (Audit) of Meghalaya on the Finances of the State government. (UNI)