Municipal Finance

Municipal Finance aims to strengthen the city’s ability to provide quality infrastructure and services for her citizens. This is done through policy and process reforms that help cities to raise required revenues, have stronger accountability and performance systems through the application of technology.



Standardising financial information on cities, nationally

Launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in May 2020, is a national municipal finance portal that serves as a framework of standardised, timely, and credible information on cities.

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15th Finance Commission


Streamlining allocations and improving devolutions

Janaagraha supported the 15th Finance Commission in developing recommendations for Urban Local Bodies that focussed on increasing the quantum of funds granted, tracking grant utilisation through an online portal, creating Municipal Shared Services, improving accounting standards, and concentrating on metropolitan agglomerations.

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6th Haryana State Finance Commission


Landscape Study of City-Systems in Haryana

Janaagraha provided technical support to the 6th State Finance Commission of Haryana by assessing the quality of urban governance and the financial sustainability of the state’s urban sector.

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Own Revenue Augmentation


Building financially sustainable cities through policy reform

Janaagraha partners with union, state, and city governments to augment city revenues through a ‘Whole of Systems’ transformation of the property tax lifecycle rather than a piecemeal approach. This is currently adapted to improve fees and user charges too.

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Public Finance Management


Tracking the full life-cycle of grants from State/Centre to ULBs

Janaagraha aims to improve public finance systems by enabling efficient allocation, and fast and full utilization, of funds. We are working on ensuring frictionless expenditure and are re-engineering the processes of public finance systems. Additionally, we are also developing a data ecosystem for reporting, transparency and accountability in a way that improves service delivery.

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