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Indian Health Ministry Criticized For Under-Utilization Of Budgeted Funds

by Julia Samuel on May 20, 2015 at 1:06 PM
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Indian Health Ministry Criticized For Under-Utilization Of Budgeted Funds

The research wing of the Indian union health ministry has failed to spend its allocated budget and complete the pending schemes. The standing committee of the Rajya Sabha on health said that that the department of health research was consistently over-estimating its requirements and has not been able to make use of scarce financial resources.

The committee, headed by Bahujan Samaj Party Rajya Sabha member Satish Mishra, observed that this was a clear case of lack of foresight and faulty planning by the department.

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"On the one hand, the department claims that significant progress has been made in respect of schemes while on the other, the committee notes that only a meager amount of expenditure of Rs.179.36 crore has been done as against an allocation of Rs.5,213 crore for the schemes for the 12th plan period," the report submitted by the committee said.

The committee also came down heavily for delays in formulation of all schemes even though they got in-principle approval by the planning commission long back.
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"The committee would like to be apprised of the steps being taken or proposed to be taken to arrest this trend of under-utilization of budgeted funds, which eventually led to massive cuts," it said.

The standing committee, however, had a word of praise for the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), also under the department of health research, for "near optimum" utilization of funds.

Source: Medindia
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