Accountability Initiative (AI) is starting a tweetathon on 26 August to disseminate key findings from its study on the State of Social Sector Expenditure 2015-16. This study assessed the recent changes in fiscal transfers from the union to the states post the acceptance of the 14th Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations by the Government of India in FY 2015–16.
The tweetathon will highlight how the proposed fiscal devolution impacted social sector investments and public service delivery in the states. The study carries a preliminary evaluation of 19 state budgets and an in-depth analysis of 6 states, namely Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The tweetathon will start off with a series of posts that summarise findings from the preliminary examination of 19 states, subsequently sharing details from the 6 focus states, and how these were impacted with respect to: i) changes in the overall share of union transfers, ii) changes in the composition of funding (tied and untied), iii) changes in investment patterns for social sectors, as well as explore fund transfer in key schemes in education and health.
Follow the tweetathon on the @AccInitiative and @CPR_India handles.
To learn more about fiscal devolution proposed by the FFC, read an earlier interview with AI researchers here.