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Representational Picture: The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi conferring the Annual Devolution Index, PESA and e-Panchayati Awards, at the Panchayati Raj Sammelan marking Panchayati Raj Day and concluding session of Gram Uday se Bharat Uday programme, in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand on April 24, 2016.(PIB Photo)

Indian Minister to Participate in Nairobi Conference on Devolution

The Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal will represent the India in the 4th Annual Devolution Conference to be held from 6th to 9th March, 2017 at Nakuru County of Kenya.

He is expected to share the experience of devolution system and its progress in India and specifically highlight the 73rd-74th Constitutional Amendments and provisions their under for strengthening the local governance in India.

During his visit to Kenya, Mr. Meghwal will address the Devolution Conference and will brief the Conference on the revenue sharing between the Centre and the States as well as showcase the smooth devolution on the recommendations of 14th Finance Commission from the earlier 32% share in 13thFinance Commission to 42% of Union’s net tax receipts, to the States, said a statement.

To share the successful experience of the Urban and Rural Local Bodies, Mr. Meghwal will inaugurate the Conference with the objective of sharing of good experience of devolution system and through the platform of Devolution Conference and how it can be used to increase Good Governance and Public Accountability for the Social and Economic Development internationally.

About 10,000 delegates are expected to participate from different regions including African Nations and China in the conference, including Members of Parliament, Leaders of Opposition from several States, professionals, representatives of various civil societies, religious and social organizations from Kenya among others.

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