Media Coverage

Activists demand more from Budget for social schemes

TOI

  • 13 January 2016

NEW DELHI: As apprehended when many social sectors schemes were moved from the centre to the states following fiscal devolution to states, analysis of state budgets has revealed that overall allocation for many schemes such as Integrated Child...

Inclusive growth is high on the priorities of the present Government: FM Arun Jaitley

OrissaDiary

  • 12 January 2016

New Delhi: The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the inclusive growth is high on the priorities of the present Government and the Government will take adequate measures to ensure social security for the children, women and senior...

FM: Inclusive growth is high on the priorities of the present Government; Government will take adequate measures to ensure social security for children, women and senior citizens of the country.

Press Information Bureau

  • 12 January 2016

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the inclusive growth is high on the priorities of the present Government and the Government will take adequate measures to ensure social security for the children, women and senior citizens of...

Civil society urges more resources for social sector

Inclusive Media for Change

  • 12 January 2016

Representatives of around 20 civil society organizations and NGOs met the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley as part of pre-budget consultation on social sector on 12 January, 2016. Immediately after the pre-budget consultation, a press conference...

'Need for higher budget transparency at district level'

Business Standard

  • 12 January 2016

Civil society representatives today made out a case for greater budget transparency across the country, mainly at district and sub-district levels, to aid community engagement. "Public access to information on government has been constrained in...

Social sector asks Jaitley to review subsidy alternatives

The Hindu

  • 12 January 2016

Social sector groups want Finance Minister to review the implementation of alternative subsidy systems before going ahead with Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). “There have been several instances of in-kind transfers being successfully implemented...

India’s Budget Transparency Score Worse than Bangladesh’s

After Launch of OBS 2015- In The Times of India

  • 10 September 2015

AN international report on budget transparency places India at a middling level globally and next only to Bangladesh in South Asia. The report, which looks at 2013-14, the last year of the UPA, gave India a score of 46 on 100, just slightly better...

Selfie with daughters versus Budget Cuts

The Times Of India

  • 13 July 2015

MUMBAI: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi's #SelfieWithDaughter grabbed headlines across the globe, many in India point to the irony of a campaign for the girl child in the wake of drastic budget cuts for the Ministry of Woman and Child...

400 million people are headed to India's cash-strapped cities

Scroll.in

  • 22 June 2015

While local governments in China get 25% of total public revenue, it is only 3% in India, indicating the parlous state of finances in India’s burgeoning towns and cities. The annual growth in the urban population of India between 2010 and 2015...

Myriad laws govern non-profit organizations’ funding

LiveMint

  • 15 June 2015

The Greenpeace India case of June 2014 put the issue of foreign funding to Indian not-for-profit associations (NPAs) centre stage. The organization had its bank accounts frozen and international funding blocked, following a ministry of home affairs...

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