There is a concept called Distance between the States, which determines in an affirmative /socialistic way the forwardness and backwardness of States in India, which is the pivot used in determining the allocability of central revenues to the different States in India.
TAMILNADU has been apportioned 4.02% (14th Finance Commission) of the allocable central revenues, instead of 4.97% (13th Finance Commission) for the previous year/s, as per the Finance commission.
That is a FULL 20% LESS THAN THE LAST FISCAL.
Is this a JUST way to INVENT SUCH SKEWED FORMULAS TO DOWNGRADE PROGRESSIVE PRO-POOR STATES LIKE TAMILNADU?
I think not.
Let us determine the allocability of Central Revenues based on CONTRIBUTION, SAVINGS, WORK CULTURE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, NON-DISCRIMINATION, BURDENS ASSUMED BY THE STATE BECAUSE OF LACK OF RESOURCES, SCIENTIFIC TEMPERAMENT, SECULARISM, PROHIBITION, & PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION and such parameters.
Feeding lazybones with sumptuous free meals leads to eternal liabilities in the long run.
Let us take the states which have been determined for allocating LESSER PERCENTAGE of central revenues over the previous determination by the Finance Commission:SHARE OF
STATES IN CENTRAL REVENUES Percentage wise:
Sl. No. State 13th FC 14th FC Diff in %age Diff in %age over the previous FC
1. Uttarakhand 1.12% 1.05% 0.07% -6.25%
2. Himachal 0.78% 0.71% 0.07% -8.974%
3. Odisha 4.78% 4.64% 0.14% -2.92%
4. Assam 3.63% 3.31% 0.32% -8.815%
5. Rajasthan 5.85% 5.49% 0.36% -6.153%
6. TAMILNADU 4.97% 4.02% 0.95% -19.11%
7. Bihar 10.92% 9,67% 1.25% -11.44%
8. Uttar Pradesh 19.68% 17.96% 1.72% -8.73%
9. United Andhra 6.94 6.74% 0.20% -2.88%
There are 9 states which are going to receive lesser percentage than their previous year/s allocation from the Union’s Revenues
Is this reasonable considering the fact that TN’s contribution to the national income must be over 10% of the allocable central revenues.
If new schemes are brought out and successfully implemented by the state government & inflation is defeated through shrewd planning by TN, instead of rewarding socialistic measures successfully implemented, formulas are INVENTED TO DOWNGRADE THE MORALE OF A SUPER STATE.
What a pity my countrymen!
No other state is being penalized this much, just because they are successful!
By getting 20% less than the previous year’s central revenues, TN should consider itself the RICHEST STATE IN INDIA! or is it DISCRIMINATION?