The Ministry of Finance has issued an Economic and Functional Classification of the Central Government Budget 2013-14. Since 1957-58, the Economic Division of the Ministry of Finance has been preparing an economic classification of the Central Government budgetary transactions to make the budget a more useful tool of economic analysis.

This paper by the Ministry of Finance reviews efficacy and performance of various central government social sector programmes.

The expert committee for Evolving a Composite Development Index of States—headed by Raghuram G Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India and the former Chief Economic Advisor submitted this report to the government. It recommends a new mechanism for allocation on the basis of composite development index for states. According to this, Odisha and Bihar are the least developed states.

The G-20 has committed itself to rationalize and eliminate inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies, with targeted subsidies for the poorest. The analytical basis, and measures, could be improved. This Note, in that context, asks three questions---rationale for the proposal, measuring the „subsidy‟, and addressing energy poverty---and some evidence.

This set of three papers published by the finance ministry provides a Delhi Vision Statement for Enhanced Operationalization of the UNFCCC Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Budget 2013-2014: speech of P. Chidambaram, Minister of Finance.

The Budget documents presented to Parliament comprise, besides the Finance Minister's Budget Speech, of the following: Annual Financial Statement (AFS); Demand for Grants (DG); Appropriation Bill; Finance Bill; Memorandum Explaining the Provisions in the Finance Bill, 2013; Macro-economic framework for the relevant financial year; Fiscal Policy

India has chalked out ambitious plans and policies to tackle climate change and environment issues. However given the scarcity of resources and competing demands, finding the matching resources is a challenge said this annual survey of developments in the Indian economy tabled in the Parliament.

This Kelkar Committee report headed by Vijay Kelkar lays the roadmap for fiscal consolidation. It suggests revision of the fiscal deficit target of 5.1% set for this fiscal and emphasises on fuel price reforms and divestment for fiscal consolidation. Also advises the government to adopt a phased method for implementing the Food Security Bil

“Indian Public Finance Statistics” is an annual publication prepared by the Economic Division of the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. This provides a comprehensive overview of the budgetary transactions of the Central and State governments.