Public Finance (Twenty Seventh Edition)

H L Bhatia

Published by Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd. 0, 2012
ISBN 10: 9325960001 / ISBN 13: 9789325960008
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The book Public Finance has now been in existence for the last 36 years. Right from its first edition it has been serving the wide-based needs of students, teachers and the general public, as also serving as a reference volume for researchers and others. It is equally useful for competitive examinations conducted by various professional and employment-providing bodies. It covers the UGC syllabus and the syllabi of many Indian universities for honours, postgraduate and professional courses. The mainstay of its long existence is the very logical and systematic basis of its approach. Thus, the book is divided into two parts. Part I provides an analytical and comprehensive discussion of both the basics and frontiers of the theory of public finance. Part II covers the set up, issues and working of Indian fiscal field mounted upon the theoretical underpinnings and international practices and experience. The illustrations are drawn mainly from the Indian scene, with a cross reference to international experience. The edition in hand is a thoroughly revised one and incorporates the latest theoretical advancements in the subject. It makes use of the latest available discussions, debates, data and information, to the extent feasible, of original sources and documents. In the portion dealing with Indian public finance, it covers the GOI and Railway Budgets for 2012‚ "13, state government budgets for 2011‚ "12, and numerous reports including a detailed examination of the Report of the Thirteenth Finance Commission, and provides a thorough and objective coverage of the issues being debated in the field of Indian public finance. Consequently, this edition contains four appendices on the newly emerging topics, namely, ‚ Budgetary Deficits: Concepts and Measures‚ , ‚ A Note on VAT, Service Tax and GST in India‚ , ‚ Gender Budgeting‚ , and ‚ Incremental Budgeting‚ . This edition also contains several value-added features designed to enhance ease of comprehension of the subject and its reasoning, including ‚ learning objectives‚ in the beginning of every chapter, while ‚ key terms‚ , ‚ summary‚ and ‚ review questions and exercises‚ at the end of every chapter. Contents Part 1 - Theory 0f Public Finance: Economic Activities and The State ‚ Ę Meaning and Scope of Public Finance ‚ Ę Principle of Maximum Advantage ‚ Ę Public Revenue‚ "General Considerations ‚ Ę Division of Tax Burden‚ "I ‚ Ę Division of Tax Burden‚ "II ‚ Ę Incidence of Taxes ‚ Ę Classification and Choice of Taxes ‚ Ę Effect of Taxation ‚ Ę Public Debt ‚ Ę Public Expenditure‚ "General Considerations ‚ Ę Effects of Public Expenditure ‚ Ę Public Budget ‚ Ę Balanced Budget and Fiscal Policy ‚ Ę Federal Finance ‚ Ę Public Undertakings Part 2 - Indian Public Finance: Indian Federal Finance‚ "I ‚ Ę Indian Federal Finance‚ "II ‚ Ę Public Debt in India ‚ Ę Government of India Finances ‚ Ę The Indian Tax System ‚ Ę Railway Finances ‚ Ę Public Sector Undertakings in India ‚ Ę State Finances ‚ Ę Agricultural Taxation in India ‚ Ę Local Finance ‚ Ę Comments on Recent Central Government Budgets (2008‚ "09 to 2012‚ "13) ‚ Ę Appendices Printed Pages: 0. Bookseller Inventory # 73277

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Synopsis: A book that has been widely read as a guide to public finance since the last 36 years, public finance is an essential guide for those interested in learning about india's finance scene, as well as its link to the international front. Containing information which engulfs every possible topic covered under public finance in india, public finance: 27th edition is useful for teachers, students, researchers, academia and others as well. The book has been divided into two parts for convenience in reading, where part i consists of all the rudimentary information regarding the indian fiscal scene. It also includes a comprehensive analysis of the basic terminology associated with finance. Part ii is concerned with the issues, problems and workings of the indian fiscal field, as well the relevance of some international experiences connected to public finance in india. The 27th edition has been revised as per the requirements of readers and contains updated information relating to india's finance sector. Derived from studies, research, discussions, debates and papers published on public finance, all the information in the book was accumulated from original sources. It throws light on the important aspects of public finance such as the railway budget 2012-2013, the state government budget for 2011-2012 and an examination of the report by the thirteenth finance commission. Apart from these it discusses the various concerns and issues being faced by the government of india related to modern finance practices. Public finance: 27th edition was published by vikas publishing house in 2012 and is available in paperback. Key features: the book includes new topics such as budgetary deficits, a note on vat, gst and service tax, incremental budgeting and gender budgeting.

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Title: Public Finance (Twenty Seventh Edition)
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd. 0
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: New
Edition: 5th or later edition.

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