Outlays to Outcomes: Some Issues Relating to Policy and Institutional Bottlenecks (Co- authored)
This paper seeks to examine some of the key issues relating to outcome budgeting in India. It begins with a discussion on the genesis of outcome budgeting in the country and goes on to highlight some of the major weaknesses observed in the current practice across Union and State governments. Some of the major problems witnessed in the process of utilisation of budget outlays, particularly those meant for social sector programmes/schemes have been outlined. Besides, this paper also tries to identify some of the major planning and policy bottlenecks which could be resulting in the problems witnessed in utilisation of budget outlays by states.