New Delhi: Women will soon be able to have a greater say at different levels and stages of developmental planning, policy and programme formulation.
Government is coming up with guidelines on ‘How to practise Gender-Budgeting´ for all the Central Ministries in the country.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has prepared a handbook on the ‘dos and donts´ on practising gender budgeting.
The policy would be about incorporating a gender perspective and sensitiveness at all levels and stages of developmental planning, policy and programme formulation.
The initiative in India was taken in July 2000 when a Workshop on Engendering National Budgets in the South Asia Region was held in New Delhi in collaboration with the UNIFEM, in which Government representatives, UN agencies, media and NGOs participated among others.
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPF&P) was commissioned to study gender-related economic policy issues, which included gender segregation of relevant macro data, quantification of contribution of women in economy and assessment of impact of government budget on them.