Efficiency Of Social Sector Expenditure In India

Author: Brijesh C Purohit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317663691
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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.

Sub National Fiscal Sustainability In A Globalised Setting

Author: N. J. Kurian
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443815268
Size: 12.42 MB
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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.

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.

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.

Development And Welfare Policy In South Asia

Author: Gabriele Koehler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136731059
Size: 67.82 MB
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Development And Welfare Policy In South Asia. This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of the state in each of these countries. It offers a detailed analysis of the nature of these policies introduced in recent years in Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and illustrates the similarities and differences in policy approaches amongst the six countries. Through this analysis, the book explores the thesis of whether there is a particular type of ‘developmental welfare state’ that can be observed across South Asia. The focus is on social policies or policies designed to address poverty and deliver welfare at the level of programming and design, i.e. the stated intent of these policies. The book also presents an analysis of the fiscal space available in each of the six countries, thereby drawing conclusions about the financial feasibility of a ‘developmental welfare state’ model in the region. This comprehensive book uniquely explores critical aspects of policy debates on a possible move from welfare to ‘rights’. It introduces students and researchers in development studies, social policy and South Asian studies to innovative welfare programmes in South Asia and gives a new perspective on the nature and patterns of welfare in South Asia with the view of tackling inequality and promoting well-being.