Decoding the Priorities: An Analysis of Union Budget 2020-21 -CBGA
-Decoding the Priorities: An Analysis of Union Budget 2020-21, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), February 2020
The publication presents an analysis of the priorities in Union Budget 2020-21, both on public expenditure and resource mobilisation front. It has been divided broadly into five chapters. The first chapter focuses on a host of important aspects under Resource Mobilisation, like domestic tax policy, international taxation policy, financial transparency, and Centre-State resource sharing. The second chapter comments on the important trends and priorities in Union Government’s resource provisioning for the Social Sectors such as education, health, nutrition, and water and sanitation. The third chapter looks at budgetary provisions and policy directions pertaining to some of the core areas on the Economic Front like, agriculture and allied activities, employment, rural development, and clean energy. The fourth one analyses the responsiveness of this Budget to the rights and development needs of Marginalised Sections, including women, children, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, religious minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The fifth chapter presents a number of tables and charts on the Important Trends pertaining to resource mobilisation and expenditure by the Union Government. The publication also includes a couple of Annexures meant to unpack the technical concepts and terms used in budgets and the process of budget making at the national level.
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Decoding the Priorities: An Analysis of Union Budget 2020-21, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), February 2020,