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Improving Effectiveness and Utilization of Funds for Selected Schemes through Suitable Changes in Timing and Pattern of Releases by the Centre

Publication date

Jan, 2011


Report submitted to the Planning Commission, Government of India


Tapas Kumar Sen, Anit N. Mukherjee, Manish Gupta, R. Srinivasan


The objective of the project was to analyze the design and implementation issues including the timing and pattern of release of funds by the Centre to the States under selected centrally sponsored schemes. The report provided several recommendations to improve the flow of funds and effectiveness of utilization of resources – including the need to relook at the system of matching grants by States, better monitoring system of fund utilization, and easier reporting guidelines and formats.

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