Bhubaneswar, Dec 18: Budget spending should be outcome oriented and it should lead to improvement in public service delivery said Chief Secretary Sri Aditya Parsad Padhi while inaugurating the Workshop on ‘Govt Fiscal Management and Budget Analysis’ organized here in the conference hall of Madhusudan Institute of Accounts & Finance ( MIA&F) here today .
Sri Padhi advised the officers to ensure rational and qualitative expenditure with real outcomes at the ground level. Focusing on improvement of service delivery, Chief Secretary said that Govt have notified more than 300 services of different departments under Odisha Public Service Delivery Act and have assured the delivery of services within definite time limit. The officers must ensure timely delivery of services to the people.
Speaking on the occasion as guest of honor Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Sri R. Balakrishnan said that plan expenditure cannot be fruitful without improvement in human and societal resources. As such, he added, the plan and non-plan expenditure should go hand in hand for achieving value for money spent.
Professor Dr. Tapas Sen from National Institute of Public Finance & Policy joined the workshop as the Principal Resource Person and trained the officers on various dimensions of public fiscal management in the Government. In the inaugural ceremony Prof. Sen said that fiscal policy should be framed as per existing economic conditions.
He lighted upon the role of Fiscal Institutions like Ministry of Finance, Department of Finance, Reserve Bank of India, NITI Ayog, Comptroller & Auditor General ( CAG) etc; and, the fiscal practices carried through treasury, banking and other channels of fiscal transactions. Focusing on use of IT in fiscal management Prof Sen said that though different Sates at present are in various stages of IT adoption, all of them eventually would come to a higher level of IT application in coming years.
The Director of MIA&F Sri Pradipta Kumar Behera gave the welcome address and outlined the objectives of the workshop. The two day workshop has been organized with the broad objective of enhancing the capacity of the Govt officers in appropriate budget distribution and expenditure.
Around 150 officers from finance service along with officers dealing with budget and planning have been included as participants in the workshop. Smt. Sujata Pati Joint Director of the Institute coordinated the workshop.