Who spent what in FY22: A study of ministry expenditures
- Following the disruption in fund utilisation across ministries during the pandemic year, expenditures are returning to normal levels in the current fiscal, but some lingering effects remain.
After failing to use up their full budget allocations in the first pandemic year, central ministries are back on track in terms of expenditure patterns in the fiscal year 2021-22, shows spending data released on Tuesday. Most of the 55 ministries covered in the analysis have fared better this year than they did in 2019-20, the last pre-pandemic year, in terms of seeing through their budgeted spending. High levels of fund utilisation augurs well for a government that has earmarked a hefty increase in 2022-23 to create new assets and spur the economy.