Public Budgeting in India

Principles and Practices

  • Gayithri Karnam

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

About this book


This book explores public budgeting in India. As government finances play an important role in the social and economic development of a nation, it focuses on public budgeting in the context of India.  The respective chapters not only discuss the underlying principles of budgeting, but also address the practical issues related to the government’s financial operations and their macro-economic implications. Recently there has been considerable debate surrounding the size of government, with the neo-liberal framework advocating a very limited governmental role.

This book provides comprehensive information on the practical aspects of public budgeting with regard to how governments raise revenues, how they are spent, the nature of public services provided, and their implications for the social and economic development of the country against the backdrop of public budgeting theory. The topics covered include the constitutional fiscal framework; theories, structure and issues related to budgets; mechanisms of budget construction, budget execution, public budgeting and performance assessment; government accounting; and financial accountability.


Fiscal Deficit Fiscal Rules Government Expenditure Government Revenue Public Accountability Public Budgeting

Editors and affiliations

  • Gayithri Karnam
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Economic Studies and PolicyInstitute for Social and Economic ChangeBengaluruIndia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking