Positioned at 14, India is far ahead of China and South Asian countries
GN Bureau | January 25, 2013
In the global Open Budget Survey for 2012, India ranks 14 among the 100 countries surveyed. It also scored 68 out of 100 open budget index score conducted by the International Budget Partnership (IBP).
However, India’s rank is same as it was in 2010. But on different parameters India has improved which is slightly better from 67 in 2010 to 68 in 2012. Among all the South Asia nations, India’s rank is better. “India's current score indicates that the government provides significant information on its budget and financial activities during the year, enabling Indian citizens to hold the government accountable for management of public money,” said the IBP in the release.
With a rank of 86, China is lagging far behind India in terms of transparency. The survey is carried out every two years in which New Zealand topped the chart with a score of 93. South Africa and United Kingdom are placed second and third in the list.
The first survey was conducted in 2006.
Read the report
Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has directed a high-level coordination committee comprising CMDs and top ministry officials to be constituted for pooling and sharing of resources among PSUs. He said, “This will lead to aggregation of demand and economies of sc
India has submitted its first request for establishment of a dispute panel against the US at the World Trade Organisation (WTO)—a request that was blocked by Washington on February 20 stating that this dispute was launched for purely political reasons. According to India, eleven measures ad
The Central Board of Film Certification seems to be fast turning into 16th century Italian theatre Commedia dell`arte, whose special characteristic is the lazzo - a joke. And Pahlaj Nihalani is the prima donna of all that is not right with the censor board. Nihalani, who is frequently quite
India faces significant challenges in the area of trade policy— the global economic slowdown, increasing protectionism, the stalled mega-trade deals that could in time be revived, and perhaps more important, its own domestic preoccupations. For India to achieve its policy objectives, the government a
In 2000, we set out on an uncharted journey. Neither did we have any strategy nor any idea about how far we could go. I still remember the day when we took the first meal to a government school. The children loved it. I did not believe that we would go with food the next day as well, but we did, and now we
Should Pahlaj Nihalani be axed as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification?