On Monday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presented the ‘Outcome Budget’ of the Delhi Government. It presented health, education, environment, and PWD departments as top performers among other departments.
A strict lockdown in the wake of the pandemic with the starting of the year 2020-21, all coming at once led to the shortfall of revenue. The shortfall of revenue inturn intensely affected the achievements of targets set in the Outcome Budget 2020-21 and the progress. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia shared all this analysis in the Delhi Assembly.
2,113 indicators of 595 schemes of major government departments were covered in the Outcome Budget of 2020-21.
The performance report depicts that 75 percent target had been achieved and that 84 percent of education indicators were ‘on track’.
Health with an overall performance around 80% was among the top performers with Education Department. Others among top were power with 75 percent, PWD with 73 percent, and also environment with an overall performance close to 80 percent.
In the year 2017-18, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party Government introduced the ‘Outcome Budget’. It was envisaged and introduced as a tool to link the Budget with outcomes to capture the progress of various schemes, programs, and projects, and final deliverables from the citizens’ perspective.