Efficiency Of Social Sector Expenditure In India

Author: Brijesh C Purohit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317663705
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Efficiency Of Social Sector Expenditure In India. Government investments in social sector has always played an important role in tackling social issues and facilitated in the alleviation of poverty. Hence, budgetary expenditure to be mobilized for such investments needs to be efficiently allocated and utilized to maximize the greatest good. This book focuses on the social sector in India and provides an overview of the sector. The book looks at 15 major Indian states between the year 2000-2011 to see how these states had invested in social sector and whether they had met the criteria of efficient social sector investment. Using stochastic frontier models, the book provides an efficiency norm and making use of this normative estimate, it compares performance across 15 Indian states and suggests important policy implications to improve the future performance of the social sector. The book adopts various quantitative techniques in the analysis and establishes that inefficient and inappropriate allocation of inputs was made in both health and education sectors. The book suggests that such problems and future challenges could be overcome by an appropriate mix of emphasis in different activities. This book will provide insight for those who want to learn more about how to build the capacity of the social sector in more efficient manner by exploring the social sector of India.

Social Sector In A Decentralised Economy

Author: Pinaki Chakraborty
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110710856X
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Social Sector In A Decentralised Economy. This book is an analytical examination of financing and public service delivery challenges in a decentralized framework. It also provides critical insights into the effectiveness of public expenditure, through benefit incidence analysis of education and healthcare services in India. The benefits of decentralization always come with conflicts and trade-offs. By unpacking the process of decentralization, the authors identify that 'unfunded mandates', arising from the asymmetry between finances and functions at local levels, are a major challenge. The analysis is carried out by distilling the existing studies in this area, and through an empirical investigation of public finance data at different public sector levels in India, as well as in some selected developing countries. Using the household survey statistics of consumption expenditure, an analysis of utilization or benefit incidence of public spending on social sectors in India is achieved, covering education and health sectors.

Sub National Fiscal Sustainability In A Globalised Setting

Author: N. J. Kurian
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443815268
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Sub National Fiscal Sustainability In A Globalised Setting. This collection of papers addresses the issues of fiscal federalism, centre-state relations, fiscal decentralization, unconventional methods of resource mobilization for filling the huge gap in infrastructure financing and strategies for achieving fiscal sustainability at the national and sub-national level in the globalized setting. Though a number of articles are in the context of Kerala, the overarching fiscal problems of sub-national governments are common to all. It contains detailed and in-depth analysis by eminent scholars and seasoned economic administrators, based on empirical and theoretical studies. Six decades of federal fiscal arrangement in India has resulted in centralization of fiscal powers, increase in regional imbalances and increased vertical and horizontal imbalances. Central and state government finances came under great stress during the last decade, and the situation continued in the early years of the current decade on account of a variety of reasons. The five-year period since 2003-04, however, saw significant fiscal correction and consolidation at the central and state levels. The still-unfolding implications of the global financial and economic crisis on the union and state finances are going to be severe. Both the centre and the states may take years before the targets of deficits set for March 2009 under fiscal responsibility legislations could be realized.

Indian Economic Reforms

Author: K. C. Reddy
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 9788120727571
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Indian Economic Reforms. Papers presented at the National Seminar on Indian Economic Reforms : an Assessment, held at Visakhapatnam during 12-13 November 1999.

Social Security Of Labour In India And Economic Reforms

Author: Kankanala Munirathna Naidu
ISBN: 9788186771112
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Social Security Of Labour In India And Economic Reforms. The Present Volume Analysed Critically The Declining Trend Observed In Employment, Poverty, Education, Health, Housing, Food And Nutrition As Well Reduced Government Allocation To Social Security Of Labour. Organised Employment Got Reduced And Hence Unorganised Sector Employment Grow 93% Of Total Employment. The Book Articulates Effectively For The Removal Of Deprivation And Vulnerability Of Labour To Make Them Live A Comfortable Life With Assured Security.

State Level Fiscal Reforms In The Indian Economy

Author: Indian Economic Association. Conference
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State Level Fiscal Reforms In The Indian Economy. Contributed papers presented at one of the technical sessions of the 85th Annual Conference of Indian Economic Association at Trivandrum, India in 2003 on fiscal performance of Indian states.