Lessons from GST for eliminating the Rs1 trillion lying around as float4 min read 16 Feb 2018, 01:07 AM IST
Unclogging the government's financial pipeline requires expanding workflow- driven IT platforms akin to MGNREGS for all central sector, centrally sponsored and state government schemes
The government of India today spends around Rs3 trillion each year on centrally sponsored schemes. Though many explanations such as lack of political will, poor implementation capacity, etc. have been offered as reasons for poor outcomes, there is a larger structural issue: the government fund flow and payments architecture have got very little attention.