National Finance Commission formation: New developments made

National Finance Commission formation: New developments made

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Finance called upon provincial governments on Thursday to reconfirm their nominations of non-statutory members for National Finance Commission as early as possible.

It may be recalled that Finance Minister Asad Umar had addressed letters to the provincial chief ministers on September 3, 2018 asking them to either re-confirm the nominations made by the previous governments or make fresh nominations so that the process for reconstitution of 9th NFC could be completed.

The finance ministry has now reminded the provincial finance secretaries to make the requisite nominations, as so far none of the provincial governments have shared the names of their respective non-statutory members.

In terms of Clause (1) of article 160 of the Constitution, the 9th National Finance Commission (NFC) was constituted on April 24, 2015.

Since new governments are in place both at federal and provincial levels after general elections 2018, re-confirmation of the non-statutory members from the provinces is necessary.