Q.2 What are the issues facing fiscal federalism in India? How do these issues affect the states’ role in addressing the socio-economic inequalities? (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comments- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-poor-state-of-indias-fiscal-federalism/article65690849.ece In the intro, mention the role of the Finance Commission in fiscal transfers in India. In the body mention the issues with the fiscal federalism┬ásuch as politicisation of Finance Commission, loss of autonomy due to Centrally Sponsored Schemes, use of cess by central government proceeds of which are not shared with the … Continue reading Q.2 What are the issues facing fiscal federalism in India? How do these issues affect the states’ role in addressing the socio-economic inequalities? (10 Marks)