The Fifteenth Finance Commission of the Government is visiting the state of Tamil Nadu from 5th to 8th September 2018.
The Commission led by the Chairman N.K.Singh, Members – Dr. Anoop Singh, Dr. Ashok Lahiri, Dr. Ramesh Chand and Secretary Arvind Mehta along with other officials will have meetings with Chief Minister, Ministers and other officials of the state in Chennai.
Detailed presentations will be made on the finances of the State Government. Ahead of meeting with the CM on 6th September, Commission will meet the economists of the region in Chennai on 5th September to understand the macroeconomic issues and some peculiar issues related to southern part of the country in the light of the development trajectory of the region.
It may be noted that Tamil Nadu will be the second state in Southern India after Kerala to be visited by the Commission.
There will be meetings with the leaders of various political parties, representatives of Trade and Industry, Urban Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions to understand the issues concerning the state.
The commission will also undertake field visits in Madurai and pay a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameshwaram.
Ahead of the visit, Commission understood in New Delhi, various aspects of its finances and issues related to socio-economic spheres from Accountant General of Tamil Nadu.