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Assam tops in best budgetary practices followed by Odisha,AP & Manipur at bottom: TII survey

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On January 29, 2020 , According to the survey 3rd edition “Transparency In Budgetary Process Report” conducted by Transparency International’s India (TII), Assam tops in the ranking of best practices followed by states in budget formulation with a score of  70.
Assam tops in budgetary practicesKey Points:

i.Assam was followed by Odisha (2nd with the score of 66) & Andhra Pradesh (AP) (3rd with the score of 64).While Manipur ranked bottom with the score of 25.
ii.This survey is based on four parameters which includes public disclosure, budgetary process, post budget fiscal management and efforts to make budget more transparent and citizen friendly.
iii.The survey classified the states in various categories including opaque (0-45 score), low level of transparency (46-60), medium level of transparency (61-75), transparent (76-90) and highly transparent (91-100).
iv.The survey also recommends to enhance the budget transparency and accountability in state-wise. They include better use of information, communication & technology for transparent financial management, strengthening institutions involved in the budgetary process, formulate plans for citizen’s engagement in budgetary process among others.

Top 3& Bottom 3 states in Budget Transparency:

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Rank State Name Score
1 Assam 70
2 Odisha 66
3 Andhra Pradesh (AP) 64
19 Punjab 29
20 Meghalaya 28
21 Manipur 25

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About Transparency International:
Headquarter
– Berlin, Germany
Founded– 1993
Managing Director– Patricia Moreira
Chairman of Transparency International India (TII)– S.R. Wadhwa