Tag: Expenditure

View: A basic pandemic healthcare model should be expanded to other healthcare services

Need for oxygen, ventilators, ICU beds, hospital beds — the demands on India’s healthcare are not abating, even as there is a decline in Covid...

Government eases buying norms for Covid supplies

The government on Monday announced sweeping changes to the procurement norms including allowing sourcing of the same item at different rates to ease expeditious procurement...

Budget 2021: It’s a five-minus-four-year plan

For many entering the debate about the (undue) importance given to the annual Union budget exercise presented by GoI every February 1, one aspect seems...

View: India’s risk-taking ability could be the key to its swift growth

Not taking a decision is sometimes a decision in itself. For the usual operative parts of Budget 2021, that has been the best thing about...

View: This is a Budget aimed at taking India to the next level

For any government only just emerging from a pandemic the likes of which has not been experienced since Independence, the ostensibly prudent approach would have...

Budget could allocate 12-14% more for spending

NEW DELHI: The government is likely to be less tightfisted with spending in the upcoming budget as it’s keen to support the economic recovery, said...

CAG pulls up former J&K govt on non-transparent expenditure

NEW DELHI: Non-transparent expenditure by the Jammu and Kashmir government “does not give a fair picture of its accounts”, said the Comptroller and Auditor General...

India under lockdown: Covid-19 crisis: Spending curbs on ministries

NEW DELHI: The Centre has tightened expenditure for the first quarter of FY21 and prioritised frontline spending to combat the Covid-19 pandemic as it seeks...