India’s Health Ministry Goes Digital with Budget Dashboard. Photo: RMN News Service
India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has made a new Budget Dashboard on Budget, Expenditure and Bill Payment position. The Budget Dashboard also incorporates Ministry of AYUSH and Department of Health Research.
Budget and expenditure is available in a snapshot and also drilled down details in various categories, such as flagship schemes, Central sector expenditure, North East, SC/ST, Centrally Sponsored Schemes, etc. Various related presentations, Demand for Grants and all relevant budget circulars are also available on the dashboard.
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According to the government, the dashboard has the unique feature of Bill Position for All India Pay & Accounts Offices (PAOs) of this Ministry and also reason for return of bills. Government says it is another step in transparency.
The dashboard has SMS facility of information on demand and can be accessed on mobile. SMS alerts to concerned officers are also being introduced for shortfall in expenditure.