About the Committee
The primary purpose of the DARC’s is to review, interrogate, develop and work on technical aspects of the equitable sharing of national revenue and other matters/aspects of the Commission relating to:
i. Recommendations on the basis of equitable sharing of revenue raised by national government between national and county government, Article 216 (1) (a);
ii. Recommendations on the basis of equitable sharing of revenue raised by national government among county governments, Article 216 (1) (b).
iii. Consultations on any Bill that includes provisions dealing with sharing of revenue or any financial matter concerning county governments, Article 205 (1);
iv. Research and policy instruments underpinning all recommendations made by the Commission;
v. Provision of general direction and guidance on commission matters relating to its principal mandates.
The DARC shall undertake the following:
- i. Annually prepare the Commission recommendation concerning the basis of equitable sharing of revenue raised by national government between national and county governments;
ii. Periodically (every five years) prepare the Commission recommendation on the basis of equitable sharing of revenue raised by national government among county governments;
iii. Annually consider the Bill on Division of Revenue between the national and county governments and make recommendations to the national Assembly and Senate;
iv. Annually consider the Bill on County Allocation of Revenue Bills and make recommendations to the National Assembly and Senate;
v. Provide inputs to technical research papers and presentations developed by the Secretariat;
vi. Provide direction on research on issues that touch on the mandate of the committee on which, an objective technical opinion or recommendation from outside of the Commission would be valuable;
vii. Participate and provide inputs in discussions on areas relevant to inter- governmental transfers;
viii. Provide information to matters related to achieving equity in resource sharing as maybe requested by the commission/ or perhaps other national agencies from time to time.
The DARC is composited of seven Commissioners and functionally reports to the full commission on all matters considered from time to time. The Chief Executive Officer may attend the meetings and the Director, Economic Affairs is the Secretary to DARC.