Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Webinars Brief 13:2020
10th National Finance Commission Award Improving Lives Of Citizens And Strengthening The Federation
Publication Year : 2020
Author: Wajid Islam

The National Finance Commission (NFC) is a resource-sharing mechanism between the federal government and federating units. It was constituted under Article 160(1) of the 1973 Constitution. It is mandatory to constitute and hold the NFC meeting every five consecutive years. The purpose of the award is to review the collection of revenues by the Centre from provinces and then redistribute vertically between the federal and the provincial governments, as well as horizontally among the provinces as well as smooth and equitable fiscal transfers from Centre to provinces that may lead to the development and prosperity of all federating units