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Last Updated : Mar 06, 2017 04:16 PM IST | Source: PTI

Meghwal to highlight devolution system at conference in Kenya

Meghwal has been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to represent India at the conference, an official statement today said.


Minister of State for Finance, Arjun Ram Meghwal, would highlight the initiatives taken for strengthening local governance in India at the 4th Annual Devolution Conference to be held on March 6-9 in Kenya.


Meghwal has been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to represent India at the conference, an official statement today said.


Meghwal is scheduled to address the conference on revenue sharing between the Centre and the states as well as showcase the smooth devolution that happened in India following recommendations made by the 14th Finance Commission to raise to 42 percent the Union's net tax receipts to the states, from the earlier 32 per share in the 13th Finance Commission.

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The statement said that the objective of the conference also includes sharing of good experience of devolution system and how it can be used to increase good governance and public accountability for the social & economic development internationally.


In this international conference, around 10,000 delegates will participate from different regions including African nations and China.

Members of Parliament, leaders of opposition from all states, professionals, representative of various civil societies, religious & social organisations from Kenya will also take part in the conference.

First Published on Mar 6, 2017 04:10 pm
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