BJP’s Jy­oti Ki­ran is 5th state fi­nance com­mis­sion’s head

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Rajasthan - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htraj@hin­dus­tan­

JAIPUR: BJP leader Jy­oti Ki­ran was on Satur­day ap­pointed as the chair­per­son of the 5th state fi­nance com­mis­sion. Chief min­is­ter Va­sund­hara Raje re­cently gave nod to the com­mis­sion.

Ki­ran, a PhD in eco­nom­ics, will en­joy the cab­i­net rank, said the no­ti­fi­ca­tion of her ap­point­ment.

The gov­ern­ment has also ap­pointed a re­tired IAS of­fi­cer SC Derashri as mem­ber sec­re­tary of the com­mis­sion. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial sources, it is usu­ally a political post­ing filled with a mem­ber of rul­ing party.

Ki­ran was the for­mer spokesper­son of the party and taught eco­nom­ics at the Uni­ver­sity of Ra­jasthan. She played ac­tive role dur­ing re­cent political elec­tions in which the BJP reg­is­tered thump­ing vic­tory.

Ki­ran said she would work for strength­en­ing the eco­nom­i­cal struc­ture of the state.

The com­mis­sion, which will re­main ef­fec­tive for five years start­ing from April 1 this year, is ex­pected to sub­mit its first re­port of fi­nan­cial plan­ning for lo­cal bod­ies and pan­chay­ati raj in­sti­tutes by Novem­ber 30 this year, said an of­fi­cial.

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