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.
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:
|3||Andhra Pradesh (AP)||64|
About Transparency International:
Headquarter– Berlin, Germany
Managing Director– Patricia Moreira
Chairman of Transparency International India (TII)– S.R. Wadhwa