Assam tops in the budgetary practices survey

News:The Transparency International has conducted a survey to analyse the best practices followed by the states in the Budget Formulation.

Facts:

About the survey:

  • The survey was based on 4 parameters a) public disclosure b) budgetary process c) post-budget fiscal management and d) efforts to make the budget more transparent and citizen-friendly.

Key takeaways from the survey:

  • Assam has emerged as the top state in terms of best practices followed in budget formulation.
  • It was followed by Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
  • The states which figured lower in the ranking were Goa, Maharashtra and Punjab.

Additional information:

About Transparency International:

  • Transparency International is an international non-governmental organization.It was founded in 1993 based in Berlin, Germany.
  • Its purpose is to take action to combat corruption and prevent criminal activities arising from corruption.
  • It publishes various reports such as the Global Corruption Barometer and the Corruption Perceptions Index.

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