GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Finance
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2849
ANSWERED ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014 / SRAVANA 14, 1936 (SAKA)
Cost Efficiency of Governance
2849. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state the steps Government proposes to take to increase cost efficiency and Governance effectiveness given that the per capita cost of our Governance is amongst the highest in the world?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRIMATI NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)
The 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) in its 14th Report titled 'Strengthening Financial Management Systems' had examined the issue of reforms in the public financial management systems as a part of overall governance reform and made certain recommendations. The accepted recommendations of the 2"d ARC are already under implementation, and are an integral part of the reform initiatives in public expenditure management which is a continuous process. With a view to reviewing the allocative and operational efficiencies of Government expenditure to achieve maximum output, the Government has now announced an Expenditure Management Commission.