Monday, February 10, 2014

National Seminar on Economic Governance and Budget Accountability

National Seminar on Economic Governance and Budget Accountability

Feb 11th, 12th, 2014

Mascot Hotel

Programme Schedule

Day -1

 

3 pm to 5 pm

Chair: John Samuel, President, Institute for Sustainable Development and Governance (ISDG), Trivandrum

Welcome: Amitabh Behar, Executive Director, National Foundation for India (NFI)

Inaugural Address:  Shri. Oommen Chandy. Hon Chief Minister of Kerala,

Special address:  Budget Transparency and Accountability:

Shri. KM Mani, Hon. Finance Minister of Kerala

Thematic Key note Address: Prof. Sukdev Thorat , Director, Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Former Chair, UGC

Vote of Thanks: Nidhi Sen, NFI

 

Day-2

9.30 am to 11.00 am

Chair: Prof. M.A. Oommen,

Key note Presentation: 

Centre-State Fiscal Relations in the context of 14 Finance Commission by Prof. K.K. George, Chairman, Centre for Socio-Economic and Environmental Studies (CSES), Kochi

Fiscal Decentralization and Budget at the Local government level by Mr. C.P. John, Member, Planning Board of Kerala

Discussions

11.15 am to 12.30

 

On Political Economy of Taxation by Ravi Duggal, International Budget Partnership

Perspective on Opportunities and Challenges for Budget Revenue by Dr. Jose Sebastian, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram

Budget Transparency and the Media by Mr. Gouridasan Nair, Kerala Bureau Chief, The Hindu

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm

 

Way forward: John Samuel, President ISDG

Concluding Remarks: Amitabh Behar, NFI

Vote of Thanks: Mr. Placid, Sahay Centre for Collective Learning

 

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