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Gender Analysis of State & PRI Budgets by Prof. vibhuti Patel

Subject:Adult Education Paper: Women Studies
Gender budgeting is concerned with use of public economics to reduce gender gaps in the vital areas of lives of women and girls such as education, health, food security, safety, employment and skills. Gender responsive budgets demand reprioritisation in public spending in such a way that the fund allocation results in not only improved quality of lives of women and girls but also more egalitarian gender relations. Pre-requisite for gender responsive budgeting for state and local self government bodies is transparency/accountability for revenue generation & public expenditure, lifting the veil of statistical invisibility of the unpaid ‘care economy’ and focus on equality & efficiency dimensions of financial provisions and targeting.

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Comment by Prof. Vibhuti Patel on May 21, 2018 at 20:04

Budgets of State Governments and Local Self-Government Bodies (LSBs)/ Panchayati Raj Institutions

The Constitution does not specify the exclusive functions of the Panchayat level govt. The state governments in each region decide what functions are to be given to them.

Challenges before the state governments and rural and urban PRIs are:
 What exactly are the schemes for women’s benefits that are executed by PRIs?
 How do funds allocated by PRI compare with the total funds at the disposal of PRIs/ with the needs of women/are they spent?
 When it becomes apparent that in spite of spending considerable funds, discrimination against women persists, it is imp to analyze how the money is spent.

For making of the state government and PRI budgets the following details are required.
• estimated receipts –individual heads; estimates of opening balance
 expenditure –estimated disbursements under individual heads - both revenue & development
 3 types of figures: actual income and expenditure/estimates of income & expend current/ estimates for next year
 Column for remarks

As per Article 243 of the Constitution, chief goal of municipal corporations (Nagarpalika), municipal councils (Nagar Panchayat), District Council (Zilla Panchayat), Village Council (Gram Panchayat) is to design and plan programmes for financial development and social justice. Here, gender budgeting falls under the rubric of social justice.

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