Parliament panel recommends doubling MEA budget, expanding diplomatic missions1 min read . Updated: 28 Dec 2022, 03:23 PM IST
The 31-member standing committee said the MEA’s budget, which is estimated at ₹17,250 crore for 2022-23, may be inadequate given India’s hopes for an increased global profile.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs has recommended more than doubling the budget of the foreign ministry to reach 1% of GDP. The committee, in a report submitted last week, also suggested setting up of Indian missions in every UN member country to boost New Delhi’s diplomatic presence.
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