Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Saturday expressed deep concern over the ‘unilateral’ approach adopted by the Union Government and also the Finance Commission towards the states in the devolution of funds and addressing the economic issues.
Chief Minister KCR holding meeting with top officials in Hyderabad on Saturday
The Chief Minister held a high-level meeting with the top officials of the state government to discuss the issues to be brought to the notice of the 15th Finance Commission which will visit the state shortly. He said Finance Commission should think of leveraging the Indian economy and its role has to be totally changed. The Commission functioning should not be a routine affair, he said.
Disincentivising growing states will create hurdles to achieve the targets set by the state government. He observed the Centre is imposing a lot of conditions even for meagre funds. “The relation that should exist between Union government to state government is absent. It’s highly unfortunate that the policies devolution is in a manner of dishonouring state government and states’ powers,” he added.
KCR felt there has not been a qualitative change though there have been different governments at the national and state level since Independence. He stressed the need to introspect the Centre’s approach towards the states. The CM mentioned that the two political systems have miserably failed the nation.