GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Finance
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3583
ANSWERED ON AUGUST 12, 2014 / 21 SHRAVANA 1936 (SAKA)
White Paper on Government Finances and Economy
3583. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government proposes to publish a White Paper to put on record the true status of Government's finances in particular and the economy; and
(b) if so, the proposed roadmap to fiscal consolidation and setting right of Government finances?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)
(a) & (b): No Sir. Currently, there is no proposal to publish a White Paper on Government finances. However, the Government is committed towards the goal of fiscal consolidation and has laid down the road map for fiscal consolidation of achieving fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent for 2014-15, 3.6 percent for 2015-16 and 3 per cent for 2016-17.