The Chief Minister said that the local bodies and the PRIs should ensure that they provide timely and effective services to the people and play their designated role in the upliftment of society.
While presenting the report, Salins apprised Hooda that the Fourth State Finance Commission has recommended a financial devolution of Rs 3,573.12 crore for local bodies for five years - from 2011–12 to 2015–16.
He said that it includes Rs 2,322.52 crore for Panchayati Raj Institutions and Rs 1,250.60 crore for Urban Local Bodies through the mechanism of global sharing of state own tax revenues.
This devolution is over and above the funds already being transferred to these bodies through state budget and other transfers.
He also pointed out to the Chief Minister that resource base of local bodies is inadequate as compared to the vast responsibilities cast on them.

Therefore, these bodies need larger funds for discharging their constitutional duties of providing minimum acceptable levels of civic amenities.     

The Fourth State Finance Commission was constituted by the state government to recommend sharing of state revenues with the rural and urban local bodies and also to suggest measures of augmentation of their internal resources.


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