Expenditure

  • LS poll cost jumps 80 times, from Rs 10 crore to Rs 846 crore 08-04-2014 04:56 PM

    The poll holding exercise has witnessed a whopping jump by 80 times to Rs 846 crore since 1952 when it was mere Rs 10 crore. The entire expenditure on actual conduct of elections to Lok Sabha is borne by the government of India and such expenditure on conduct of election...
  • 2009 polls: Comparison of election expenses of parties and their MPs 25-03-2014 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: The expenditure statements of political parties contain details of 'lump sum amount given to the candidates' and the abstract statements of candidates provide information on 'lump sum amount received from the parties'. This analysis has been done by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The report analyses the difference...
  • Elector expenditure 20 times more than first polls 11-03-2014 05:52 PM

    Government expenditure per elector has gone up 20 times since the first Lok Sabha polls in 1951, according to figures compiled by the Election Commission. This is the amount that goes for making arrangements for voting across the country. In the first elections, the government spent 60 paise on an...
  • Lok Sabha poll expenditure of candidates raised to Rs 40 lakh 13-02-2014 02:29 PM

    The candidates contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will now be able to spend Rs 40 lakh , an increase of Rs 15 lakh from the last poll expenditure limit. Joint Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal Saibal Barman said the raise was effected in 2011 and came in force...
  • Between the 'Illfare' State and the Deep Sea 27-08-2013 02:35 PM

    Bibek Debroy Profile: Bibek Debroy is Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. He is an economist and has worked in universities, institutes, industry bodies and for the government. He has authored several books and articles, with an interest in trade, education, health, law and governance. Welfare state is...
  • Centre refuses to release NRHM funds to Uttar Pradesh 18-08-2013 09:55 AM

    Various programmes under the National Rural Health Mission are likely to be affected in Uttar Pradesh as the Centre has refused to release funds to the state for 2013-14, citing non-fulfillment of certain conditions. According to Union Healthy Ministry officials, the state could not claim its share of funds last...
  • Government has to re-balance spending to prop up growth: RBI 30-07-2013 02:18 AM

    The Reserve Bank on Monday said the government has to re-balance its spending from non-productive to investment-centric, to pull the economy out of morass. "The key to turning around the economy will be re-balancing government spending from current to capital expenditures with a view to 'crowding-in' private investment," the RBI...
  • AI's plan to trim workforce stuck with Finance Ministry 19-05-2013 01:50 PM

    Mumbai: Air India's plan to trim its 27,000 bloated workforce by offering a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) is stuck in the North Block, with the Finance Ministry questioning the rationale behind the proposed scheme. The VRS scheme is "stuck in the Finance Ministry over the payment of Rs 1,200 crore...
  • Development expenditure has jumped ten-fold: Nitish 09-05-2013 12:43 AM

    Gaya: Highlighting initiatives undertaken by his government, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the pace of progress could be understood from the almost ten-fold increase in funds spent on development in the state. "Prior to the NDA rule not even Rs 3,000 crore were spent on developmental works...
  • Key political risks to watch in India 07-03-2013 12:15 PM

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  • The high cost of the 'mini' Air Force

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    The bi-annual Army Commanders Conference kicked off in Delhi on Monday with the focus on issues ranging from operational and security to modernization and procurement....

  • Lokpal to cost Rs 200 crore every year 22-12-2011 09:44 PM

    New Delhi: How much will Lokpal cost the exchequer every year? According to the financial memorandum attached with 'The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011', the anti-corruption body is expected to incur an expenditure of Rs 200 crore in a financial year. The memorandum attached to the 97 clause, 65 page...
  • Did CBI inflate expenses to close Bofors case? 04-04-2011 08:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) did not spend over Rs 250 crores in its efforts to get Ottavio Quattrocchi. Documents accessed by CNN-IBN through an RTI pegs the figure at Rs 5 crore. So was the expense deliberately inflated to close the case? Quattrocchi has been the...
  • Plan expenditure to be raised by 18.35 pc 28-02-2011 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Monday proposed to increase the Plan expenditure for 2011-12 to Rs 4,41,546.75 crore, up 18.35 per cent from the Budget estimates for the current fiscal. However, the jump in the Plan expenditure for 2011-12 is 11.77 per cent, if compared with the revised estimates of...
  • India's state of health, comparison and analysis 12-01-2011 04:11 PM

    Hong Kong: Despite India's rapid economic growth its healthcare system has remained in the doldrums and is struggling with high rates of child and maternal deaths, malaria, tuberculosis (TB) and a growing problem with chronic diseases. Below are some indicators of India's state of health and comparisons with China and...
  • The bill: How govt earns and spends 06-07-2009 03:30 PM

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  • Despite weak economy, super rich continue to splurge 09-04-2008 02:57 PM

    Lahore: Former India pacer Javagal Srinath will be the match referee for the first two Tests between Pakistan and England in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this month. According to the list of officials announced for the Test, ODI and T20 series, New Zealand's Jeff Crowe will replace Srinath after the...
  • All About Money: How to stay financially fit 24-11-2007 08:41 PM

    New Delhi: Skipper of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, Anil Kumble, has pulled out of the players' auction for IPL-4 slated for January 8-9, citing business commitments, including his association with cricket and wildlife in various capacities. I wish to withdraw from the players' auction for...
  • CAG pulls up SEBI for wasting money 11-06-2007 01:44 AM

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  • New survey busts Sachar panel report 06-04-2007 04:38 PM

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  • SC rejects petition against Lalu 01-09-2006 05:39 PM

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