Opinions

Budget 2016: At the Time of Deepening Distress, Govt's Rural Push may not be Adequate

Firstpost

  • 4 March, 2016

The preliminary reactions of many people after the Budget presentation gave the impression that farm sector got a boost in terms of a significant increase in budget outlays for the sector. But a closer look rev...

समाजीक क्षेत्र है अहम

Dainik Jagran

  • 28 February, 2016

Samajik Shetra hai aham

Rail Budget 2016: Prabhu Signals Shifting Focus to Customers, Staff

Firstpost

  • 26 February, 2016

Preparation of budgets is traditionally an incremental process: the first railway budget of the present government took off from the landscape sketched in the 12th Five Year Plan. Expansion, modernisation and d...

Budget 2016: Will Changed Centre-State Resource Sharing Impact Fund Usage for Development Schemes?

Firstpost

  • 26 February, 2016

Most states are left with unspent balances in development schemes of different departments, which in turns impairs achievement of objectives of these schemes. Though, the extent and quality of fund utilization ...

Budget 2016: Lagging Quality Education; Increase Public Investment to Improve Basic Infrastructure

Firstpost

  • 24 February, 2016

Providing free and compulsory education to all children is enshrined in the Indian Constitution as a Fundamental Right. Adoption of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 gave fu...

Budget 2016: PAHAL may be a Success but not all DBTs are; FM should mind the Gaps

Firstpost

  • 24 February, 2016

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes, in vogue for some time in India now, have surfaced with renewed fervour over the last year and a half. DBT, as the term suggests, is a strategy aimed to electronically tra...

Budget 2016: Nirbhaya Fund is a Dud; Jaitley Should Urgently Find Ways to Utilise It

Firstpost

  • 22 February, 2016

The high incidence of violence against women and the ensuing public outcry has brought the issue to the forefront of the policy discourse in the last few years, underscoring the need for the government to under...

Open Budget Survey 2015: What does it say about budget transparency in India?

International Budget Partnership

  • 10 September, 2015

Open Budget Survey 2015 What does it say about budget transparency in India

Women’s Paid and Unpaid Work: Some Reflections

Vikalp

  • 6 August, 2015

It is generally and quite correctly argued that within an economy, women’s work participation is determined by several factors such as age, education level, skill levels, wages, household income level, marita...

The Myth of Increased Resources for States

MACROSCAN

  • 12 March, 2015

The Government's claim of increased resources to the States is misleading unless the resource pool is substantially increased to cover for cuts in the Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Myth

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