IN WITH THE NEW
Pranab Mukherjee’s last major decision as finance minister may not see the light of day. The last file signed by the former finance minister approved the constitution of the 14th Finance Commission with former RBI governor Y. V. Reddy as chairman in the rank of Cabinet minister. Among the members in the rank of minister of state were former secretary ( economic affairs) R. Gopalan, former expenditure secretary Sushma Nath and economist Parthasarathi Shome. The Prime Minister could have signed off on the appointments in his month- long stint as finance minister. But now P. Chidambaram may constitute a new commission.