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Central Finance Commission delegation arrives in Raipur, warmly welcomed by officials at airport

16th Central Finance Commission

Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Chairman of the 16th Central Finance Commission, and members to stay in Chhattisgarh for a four-day visit

Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Chairman of the 16th Central Finance Commission, arrived at Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur on Wednesday for a four-day visit to Chhattisgarh. He was accompanied by Commission members Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, Smt. Annie George Mathew, Dr. Manoj Panda, Dr. Soumya Kanti Ghosh, Secretary Shri Ritvik Pandey, Joint Secretary Shri Kamal Kumar Mishra, Joint Director Shri Raghavendra Singh, and other delegation members. They were warmly welcomed by Finance Department Secretary Shri Mukesh Bansal, NRDA CEO Shri Saurabh Kumar, State Election Commission Secretary Dr. Sarveshwar Bhure, CGMSC MD Smt. Padmini Bhoi, and Raipur Collector Dr. Gaurav Singh. They were welcomed with state ‘gamcha’ and flower bouquets.

According to the Central Finance Commission’s schedule, on Thursday, July 11, at 10 a.m., the Chairman and members will meet with Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai in his ministerial chamber for discussions. Following this, at 10:25 a.m., the Finance Commission meeting will be held at the Mahanadi Bhawan. Chief Minister Shri Sai will address this meeting, where various issues, including the state’s financial needs, will be discussed. A presentation on the state’s financial status will also be made. On the same day, from 2:30 pm to 5 pm at Hotel Mayfair, the Finance Commission will hold discussions with representatives of Panchayati Raj institutions, urban bodies, and political parties.

On July 12, the Central Finance Commission will meet with representatives of industry and commerce organisations at Hotel Mayfair from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Following this, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., there is a scheduled visit to Naya Raipur. After the Naya Raipur tour, the Finance Commission representatives will depart for Jagdalpur. After an overnight stay, on July 13, they will hold a meeting with Panchayat representatives at the Jagdalpur Circuit House.

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