Plan expenditure

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will present his fourth budget later this week. Photo: HT

Budget challenges

1 min read . 29 Jan 2017
The 14 Finance Commission recommended to raise the untied share of states in net central taxes to 42% from 32%, resulting in an additional Rs1.86 trillion transfer of funds to states by the central government in 2015-16. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br /> (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Devolution of funds cuts plan spend

3 min read . 01 Mar 2015
Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint<br />

A holding operation

3 min read . 28 Feb 2013
Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint<br />

Time for a clean-up act

2 min read . 21 Feb 2013
Illustration by Shyamal Banerjee/Mint<br /> (Illustration by Shyamal Banerjee/Mint)

Expensive consolidation

2 min read . 03 Feb 2013
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Quick Edit | For real austerity

1 min read . 01 Jun 2012