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Seeks Centrally-sponsored schemes evaluation prior to Budget

Seeks Centrally-sponsored schemes evaluation prior to Budget
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The Finance Ministry has asked all ministries to report evaluation of Central Sector schemes under them in an effort to decide on funds allocations

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has asked all ministries to report evaluation of Central Sector schemes under them in an effort to decide on funds allocations and requirement of improvements in them prior to the Budget.

The Department of Expenditure has sought details on those schemes on budgetary allocation and expenditure pattern in the past five years, coverage of beneficiaries, implementation mechanism, asset, service creation and its maintenance.

The government launches several schemes for the welfare of people -- depending on the status and performance of the existing schemes, in the Budget some new schemes are added, or some modifications are carried out.

In a communication to financial advisors of all ministries, a DoE office memorandum said: "The gaps in achievements of outcomes, key bottlenecks and challenges, vision for the future and recommendations for the scheme with reasons" are to be part of submission.

"Outcome indicators as proposed prepared by NITI Aayog may be considered," it said.

The Department seeks to know the summary of past evaluations including recommendations made accepted or not accepted.

"It is essential to highlight the importance of recommendations made for the scheme.

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