National Seminar on "Fiscal Federalism- Challenges before Sixteenth Finance Commission"

  • Date

    11:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) is organizing a national level seminar on Fiscal Federalism: Challenges before the Sixteenth Finance Commission (XVI — FC) on 20th January 2024 at Hotel Taj West End, Race Course Road, Bangalore.

The chief guest of this event will be Shri. Siddaramaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Karnataka.

The seminar is jointly organized by the School of Social Sciences (SSS), and the Finance Department, Government of Karnataka. The seminar seeks to bring to the public discourse the issues that the XVI — FC will need to consider while it engages in the tasks that it is mandated to undertake, keeping in mind the concerns of the states, in particular the Southern states. 

Seminar consists of two technical sessions along with inaugural and valedictory sessions (a) Fiscal Autonomy of the States- way forward in the context of the 16th Finance Commission and (b) GST and its implications for state finances.

Prominent speakers include Padma Vibushan Dr. Vijay Kelkar, Chairman, XIII Finance Commission; Prof. Govind Rao, Member, XIV Finance Commission; Prof. D. Narayana, Former Director, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation; Sri. Haseeb Drabu, Former Finance Minister, Jammu & Kashmir; Prof. V K Natraj, Former Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies; Prof. Narendar Pani, Professor, NIAS and Prof. Vinod Vyasulu, Founder, CBPS.

Sri. C. Narayanaswamy, Chairman, 5th State Finance Commission; Sri. Basavraj Rayareddy, Economic Adviser to Chief Minister of Karnataka and Sri. Krishna Byregowda, Hon’ble Revenue Minister, Government of Karnataka are participating in the seminar.