Unconditional Grant to Local Governments. (Article 193)
Unconditional grant is the minimum amount to be paid to the local governments to run the decentralised services. For a given fiscal year, this amount is equal to the amount paid to local governments in the preceding fiscal year for the same items adjusted for general price changes plus or minus the budgeted cost of running added or subtracted services; calculated in accordance with the following formulaY1
= Y0 + bY0 + X1
= (1+b) Y0 + X1
Where Y1 is the minimum unconditional grant for the current fiscal year;
Y0 is the minimum unconditional grant in the preceding fiscal year;
b is the percentage change if any, in the general price levels in the preceding fiscal
X1 is the net change in the budgeted cost of running added and subtracted services
in the current year.
For the purposes of this formula, the current fiscal year shall be taken to commence
with fiscal year 1995/96.