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  • Optimal Resource Allocations for Defence and Inter/Intra Service Sharing

    Ideally, resource allocation needs to be based on the strategic goals to be achieved. Presently, we follow incremental budget process, which is widely accepted as suboptimal. Therefore, there is a need to find a more suitable model to replace the existing one.

    April 2009

    Challenges of Optimal Resource Allocation, Inter and Intra-Service Allocation and Sharing: Perspective of the Indian Army

    A HQ IDS driven integrated approach, for formulation of a synergised perspective plan and five year Defence Plans is the only method of achieving optimal inter–Service allocation of funds.

    April 2009

    Comparison with International Best Practices in Defence Budget and Project/Programme Management

    The defence planning process attempts to match the budgetary resources likely to be made available for the requirement to establish the defence capability which is necessary to face the threats and challenges.

    April 2009

    Assessing the Scope of Outcome Budgeting in Defence

    The evolution of the concept of Outcome Budget is traced and the linkage between defence budgeting and defence planning in India is examined. Also the concerns arising out of the present system before examining the scope of introducing Outcome Budget in India.

    April 2009

    Address at the Inaugaral Session of the Seminar on Defence Budget

    Defence budget accounts for a significant proportion of the central government expenditure. For the current year, the revenue and capital budgets of defence account for more than 20 and 80 per cent of the entire non-plan revenue and capital budget respectively of the central government. This translates into Rs 57,593 crores as revenue budget and Rs 48,007 crores as capital budget for defence. Allocation for defence has generally been the second largest single head of expenditure in the nonplan segment of the central budget.

    April 2009

    Planning for Sound Defence Budgets

    Greater attention is needed in the areas of formulating a national security strategy in a systematic manner; effecting greater synergy between defence and national plans; capabilities-based planning and greater integration among the Services.

    April 2009

    India’s Defence Budget (2010-2011): Wake up call for Defence Managers

    Given that allocations for revenue expenditure are likely to become lesser in coming years, defence managers need to initiate immediate measures to control the rising revenue expenditure.

    March 03, 2010

    Budgeting for India’s Defence: An Analysis of Defence Budget 2010-11 and the Likely Impact of the 13th Finance Commission on Future Defence Spending

    If the Finance Ministry’s emphasis on fiscal prudence and inclusive growth has resulted in a smaller increase in the latest defence budget, the Report of the Thirteenth Finance Commission does not paint a very optimistic scenario for India’s future defence spending.

    March 03, 2010

    Need for a Resource Generation and Management Cell in Defence

    The orientation of the existing administrative set up in Service Headquarters and in departments under the Ministry of Defence is to plan for the utilization of defence budget allocation. They are not in a position to pay attention to the aspect of defence receipts.

    November 05, 2009

    Defence Budgeting: Trends and Issues

    The defence budget for the financial year 2009-2010, even though in terms of percentage increase appears large, yet it is not actually so. There has generally been a mismatch between the funds asked by the MOD and those allotted by the MOF. The absence of indication of likely availability of funds impacts adversely the defence planning process. Of late, there has been improvement in the ratio of revenue to capital expenditure, but for a healthy ratio there is a need to increase the defence budget as a percentage of the GDP.

    October 2009