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Government appoints Members of the Sixteenth Finance Commission

Posted On: 31 JAN 2024 10:12AM by PIB Delhi

The Sixteenth Finance Commission was constituted on 31.12.2023 with Shri Arvind Panagariya, former Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog as its Chairman.

Now the following members are appointed to the Commission with the approval of the President of India.



Shri. Ajay Narayan Jha, former member, 15th Finance Commission and former Secretary, Expenditure

Full time Member


Smt. Annie George Mathew, former Special Secretary, Expenditure

Full time Member


Dr. Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, Executive Director, Artha Global

Full time Member


Dr. Soumya Kanti Ghosh, Group Chief Economic Advisor, State Bank of India

Part time Member


The terms of reference of the Commission were notified on 31.12.2023.

The Sixteenth Finance Commission has been requested to make its recommendations available by October, 31, 2025, covering an award period of 5 years commencing 1st April, 2026.




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