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Press evaluation:
Background:

Govt backtracks on earlier decision, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 29/07/2015)

Art of spending: A complete change of mindset is required to make budgets work in Nepal, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 21/07/2015)

Govt has significantly reduced education and health budget, interview with Vidhyadhar Mallik (kp 20/07/2015)

Govt spent 82.78pc of budget last fiscal (ht 19/07/2015)

Many measures recommended by PDNA not included in budget, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/07/2015)

President endorses Vote on Account Bill (ht 17/07/2015)

Total expenditure expected to reach 85pc of allocation (kp 16/07/2015)

Rs 819b budget unveiled: With huge funds for reconstruction and infra development, finance minister targets 6pc growth, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2015), Mahat presents Rs 819.47 bn budget: VAT threshold raised to Rs 5 million; Elderly allowance doubled; Rs 74 bn for reconstruction, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/07/2015), Madhes gets special development package (kp 15/07/2015), Round-the-year irrigation in Tarai in five years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/07/2015), Edu budget percentage lowest in 10 years, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/07/2015), Focus on academic research, teachers’management, ICT (ht 15/07/2015), Host of dev activites announced for Valley (kp 15/07/2015), Valley envisioned as national capital of federal Nepal (ht 15/07/2015), ‘One Village, One Doctor’ to ensure basic health for all (ht 15/07/2015), Rs7 billion increased for social security (kp 15/07/2015), Reconstruction gets Rs91 billion, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/07/2015), Govt allocates Rs 91 billion for reconstruction drive (ht), Rs54 billion for infra development (kp 15/07/2015), Most demands addressed: Pvt sector, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/07/2015), Airport development, tourism re-branding high on agenda: No resources allocation for much-talked-about Second International Airport in Nijgadh (kp 15/07/2015), Budget unveils big plans for infrastructure, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 15/07/2015), Consumer rights: ‘No concrete programme to
address market anomalies’
(kp 16/07/2015), Budget for education insufficient: Stakeholders; Say given the massive destruction caused in schools by earthquakes, allocated fund is too low (ht 16/07/2015)

Budgeting time: Government must speed up the formation of Reconstruction Authority (kp 15/07/2015)

UML, oppn decry NC monopoly in budget making, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/07/2015)

Govt to declare Budget Implementation Year: The objective of Budget Implementation Year is to give the existing development projects a shot in the arm (kp 13/07/2015), At least 20 pc of budget sought for education (ht 13/07/2015), Budget to focus on quake recovery, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/07/2015), Budget ceiling lowered for physical infra ministry (kp 14/07/2015), Govt to unveil expansionary budget of Rs 820-825 bn (ht 14/07/2015)

Budget to be presented on Tuesday (kp 12/07/2015)

Road, transport budget to go up by over 50pc (ht 12/07/2015)

Budget may not be growth oriented, by Rameshore Khanal (kp 10/07/2015), Annual budget expected to address ballooning trade deficit, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/07/2015)

Target practice: Budgetary objectives and targets should be based on realistic assessment, not for the sake of populism (ht 08/07/2015)

Budget to target economic growth of 6pc (ht 07/07/2015)

Reconstruction budget: Allocation under separate head (kp 06/07/2015)

Govt repays more internal loans than allocated sum, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/07/2015)

Next budget to focus on rebuilding: FinMin, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/07/2015)

Govt to introduce new provision: Mulls action against officials who underutilise allocated budget (ht 02/07/2015)

Draft constitution sets Jestha 15 for annual budget (kp 30/06/2015)

Prez calls budget session of Parliament from Tuesday (kp 26/06/2015)

Government considering new ways to fund bailout (ht 24/06/2015), Productive sector to need Rs 78.29bn in fiscal 2015-16 (ht 24/06/2015), Infrastructure sector requires Rs 11bn for reconstruction next FY (ht 24/06/2015)

Nepal’s overall budget credibility ranking improves (ht 20/06/2015) [??]

NPC sets budget ceiling at Rs880b, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/06/2015), NPC fixes budget ceiling at Rs 841 bn, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 11/06/2015), Taxpayers first: It's absurd to plan intentionally huge budget while there is severe deficiency in quality expenditure, by Bhim Prasad Bhurtel (rep 13/06/2015)

FinMin expects to scrape together another Rs10b (kp 09/06/2015)

Budget ceiling may cross ‘Rs800 billion’ (kp 06/06/2015)

Govt has spent Rs 41.51 billion in one-month period since quake (ht 27/05/2015)

Quake effects: Budget must now move away from cut-paste strategies and recalibrate the discourse on rebuilding Nepal, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 26/05/2015)

Ministry to allot 45pc budget for rehab (kp 13/05/2015)

Budget discussion begins: ‘Avoid less important programmes’ (kp 19/05/2015)

Budget presentation deferred by a month, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/05/2014)

NTB spending less than 10pc of allotted budget (kp 24/04/2015)

Energy Min spends 36pc of budget by Q3 (kp 20/04/2015)

Capital spending to bunch towards last few months (ht 17/04/2015)

ADB: Nepal’s capital expenditure too low (kp 25/03/2015)

‘Financial year should begin from mid-June’ (ht 24/03/2015)

4 key ministries show low capital spending: As of the first eight months of the fiscal year, they have been able to spend only Rs 20.51 billion out of their combined budget allocation of Rs 91.43 billion, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/03/2015)

FM tells officials to make early start on budget (kp 06/03/2015), FinMin plans budget by mid-May: Early submission expected to help expedite development project works (ht 06/03/2015)

NPC extends budget ceiling of Rs 483.64bn to various ministries (ht 05/03/2015)

Lack of accountability behind low capital spending (rep 27/02/2015)

Government aims to spend 85pc of capital budget (ht 24/02/2015)

Industry Ministry wants three-fold budget hike (kp 21/02/2015)

PM instructs ministries to spend money: Asks them to utilise allocated budget without fear of facing corruption charges from CIAA (ht 12/02/2015)

Budget ceiling fixed at Rs 735b (kp 10/02/2015), Budget ceiling of Rs 735.47 billion fixed for next fiscal (ht 10/02/2015)

Low spending: Govt sitting on Rs 95b: As of January 18, capital expenditure came to Rs 15 billion out of the budget of Rs 117 billion allocated for this fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/01/2015)

A poor start all over again: Govt spending pattern in the first half of last 4 fiscal years  slow and unproductive, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/01/2015)

MoF, NPC to jointly monitor capital budget spending (kp 04/01/2015)

Reap what you sow: SAARC Kathmandu Summit provides lessons on capital expenditure that must be replicated through the fiscal year, by Karishma Shakya (kp 19/12/2014)

Budget for target groups used arbitrarily (ht 19/12/2014)

Budget session: 39 days wasted in wrangle with opposition (kp 10/11/2014), President ends budget session (ht 10/11/2014)

Parliament endorses two Bills related to budget (ht 20/10/2014)

Finance Committee for fixed dates for budget process, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 18/10/2014)

Govt spending in first quarter just 11 per cent, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 18/10/2014) [How is this possible, as the budget for this year has still not been adopted by parliament??]

Govt reluctant to change fiscal year calendar (ht 16/10/2014)

Lawmakers call for early budget (kp 16/10/2014) [Early? It was due on 15 July 2014!!], Finance Committee to fix dates for budget presentation, approval (rep 16/10/2014)

Parliament fails to ratify: Bills related to budget, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 26/09/2014)

Government set to decentralise budget allocation process (ht 16/09/2014)

70 percent capital expenditure in last two months of FY14, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/08/2014)

Budget allocation for social security on the rise (kp 07/08/2014)

Discussion put on hold over oppn threat, again (kp 01/08/2014), Budget Discussion Put Off Yet Again, by Ashok Dahal (rep 01/08/2014)

Vacuous budget: Ram Sharan's budget was an utter disappointment for he follows the same beaten track of his predecessors, saying nothing different, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 29/07/2014)

Lucky Mahat’s Modest Budget, by Tilak Rawal (sp 25/07/2014)

Hogging it all: The government aims to spend a third of the annual budget, Rs 202 billion, on itself, vy Ashutosh Tiwari (nt 25/07/2014)

Financial bill cuts facilities announced in budget, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 24/07/2014)

FinMin gives 25 days to get schemes okayed (kp 24/07/2014)

Post-budget discussion to be delayed (kp 23/07/2013), Debate on budgetallocation delayed (ht 24/07/2014)

Following through: We need real action to convert the intent of the budget into reality, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 22/07/2014)

Budget 2014/15: Illusory to an extent, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 22/07/2014)

Budget and beyond: Nepal’s fiscal policy has failed repeatedly in implementing an inclusive-growth agenda; this budget is no exception, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 21/07/2014), Whither The Second Generation Reform?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 21/07/2014)

Budget disappoints dealers of electric vehicles, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 21/07/2014)

Strengths and snags: Given the sorry state of infrastructure investment is crucial to raising our productivity and reviving the manufacturing sector, by Ram Khadka (rep 20/07/2014)

Promising start: The new reform-oriented budget shows that the Finance Minister has done his homework, by Surya B. Prasai (kp 18/07/2014), High-sounding budget holds little water, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 18/07/2014)

Parliament gives first nod to Budget Bill: Oppn parties threaten to disrupt next session if their demands are not met, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/07/2014), House endorses budget despite criticisms (rep 17/07/2014), Ruling parties’ members back Dahal in condemning budget (ht 17/07/2014)

Shooting in the dark: This budget has little to offer in the absence of political consensus on a roadmap for economic prosperity, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/07/2014), The new budget will contribute to inflation, interview with Bishwambher Pyakuryal (rep 17/07/2014)

President endorses Vote on Account Bill (ht 17/07/2014)

Budgeting for bikas: A consensual agenda that propels us to broad-based economic growth is as urgent as the new constitution, by Swarnim Waglé (kp 16/07/2014)

Rs 67 billion to go unspent this FY (kp 15/07/2014)

Nepal Budget 2014-15: Govt presents Rs 618 billion budget; But allocates Rs 10 million to each lawmaker under controversial Constituent Development Fund, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/07/2014), Govt presents Rs 618.10bn budget: Promises to end power cuts in three years; Incentives for hydel projects, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 14/07/2014), Analysis: ‘Architect’ Mahat misses reforms bus, by Mukul Humagain (kp 14/07/2014), Oppn parties dub budget ‘anti-people’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/07/2014), Infrastructure development gets budget priority: Govt to ensure minimum investment of Rs 50m in each constituency, provide Rs 10m to each CA member initially, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp), 13.92 percent pie for education, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/07/2014), Education budget lowest in decade: ‘There’s neither any new programme, nor can the allocation be termed encouraging’ (ht 14/07/2014), Health sector gets Rs 33.5 billion, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/07/2014), Govt committed to improving health service (ht 14/07/2014), Agri loans for youth at not more than 6pc interest: Agri budget’s share in national budget down, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/07/2014), Huge resource boost for infra sector: Allocates more than Rs 50 billion for energy and road connectivity, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/07/2014), Rs 7b for construction, upgradation of airports (kp 14/07/2014), Few new programmes for financial sector, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/07/2014), Budget drawsmixed reactionsfrom mofussil entrepreneurs (ht 14/07/2014), FinMin defends CDF allocation‘: Cheap loan has potential to transform agriculture’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2014), Maoists against budget’s push for liberalisation, privatisation (kp 15/07/2014), Can the govtfully utilisethe budget?, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/07/2014), No mention of SAARC Summit in financeminister’s speech! (ht 15/07/2014), New promises The budget should be implemented and not just be limited to paper (kp 15/07/2014), Capital budget ‘insufficient’ to achieve 6pc growth target (kp 15/07/2014), Leaders point out what’s lacking in budget (ht 15/07/2014), Budget provisions fast-track justice in VAW cases; Clarity on implementation needed: Supreme Court spokesman, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 15/07/2014), Mixed reaction to budget allocated to health sector: Minister Adhikari unhappy over fund cuts (rep 15/07/2014), Neglected greens: The meager budgetary allocation for agriculture does not indicate it is a government priority sector, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 15/07/2014), Experts cast doubt on govt's ability to acehive growth targets, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 15/07/2014), Opposition rails against budget (kp 16/07/2014), Subsidy schemes account for 60pc of govt farm budget (kp 16/07/2014), Budget planless on deficit: CNI (kp 16/07/2014), Budget Focussed On Economic Reforms, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 16/07/2014), Budget comes under criticism in Parliament (ht 16/07/2014), Opposition leaders come down heavily on budget (rep 16/07/2014), Madhes leaders say budget ignored their cause, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 17/07/2014), CDF Allocations: A Case Of Misplaced Priority, by Mukti Rijal (rn 17/07/2014)

Budget today: Infra, reforms to get push, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/07/2014), ‘New budget will be reform-oriented’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/07/2014), With high expectations, private sector awaits pro-growth budget (kp 13/07/2014)

NTD seeks youth-centric budget: Nepal Tarun Dal delegation calls on Finance Minister Mahat (ht 11/07/2014)

Budget size within NPC ceiling difficult: Mahat, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/07/2014)

Two-thirds of capital expenditure in the final trimester, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 10/07/2014)

Implementation is key, by Shanker Koirala (kp 06/07/2014)

Energy and manufacturing should be the mantra, by Pradeep Jung Pandey (kp 02/07/2014)

400-billion-rupee budget to be brought: Mahat (ht 26/06/2014), Infrastructure development top priority: Mahat (rep 26/06/2014), Budget likely to be unveiled by July 12: Prolonging of UML convention may delay the announcement, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 28/06/2014)

National budgeting system: Urgent need for reform, by Durgesh Kumar Pradhan (ht 20/06/2014)

Budget likely in mid-July: With PM leaving for the US for treatment on Monday, budget presentation may be deferred, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/06/2014), Clear the way: Lengthy and progress-oriented expenditure system constrains the effective implementation of budgest, by Rajesh Gautam (rep 19/06/2014)

Unequal nation: Generous budget allocations for marginalised regions, gender and social groups can pave way for a smoother transition, by Arjun B. Kumal (kp 17/06/2014)

Parliament begins pre-budget debate, first time since ’08 (ht 14/06/2014), Govt to post budget surplus again: Points to severe erosion in capacity to make proper use of available funds (ht 14/06/2014), Pre-budget discussion: Budget should create jobs: Lawmakers (kp 16/06/2014), Lawmakers continue pre-budget debate: Disccusions scheduled for today as well (ht 16/06/2014), Agriculture, energy must be top priority, say lawmakers (ht 17/06/2014)

Lawmakers propose goal-oriented budget (kp 14/06/2014)

‘Discuss budget in Parliament first’ (kp 12/06/2014), Speaker says ‘no’ to proposal of skipping pre-budget discussions (ht 12/06/2014)

Annual budget by mid-June ‘not possible’ (kp 06/06/2014), 'We can submit budget document by mid-June if Speaker gives  waiver to the process of pre-budget discussion', interview with Ram Sharan Mahat (ht 09/06/2014), Substance abuse: Current budget discussions (rep 09/06/2014)

CNI seeks Rs 10b ‘stimulus’ for industrial development (kp 06/06/2014)

Budget, staff transfers wedge in NC-UML ties: UML leaders miffed at NC’s ‘unilateral’ preparations for fiscal budget, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 31/05/2014), UML lawmakers want party to quit govt: Say NC ministers taking decisions without their consent, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 31/05/2014), UML lawmakers want party to quit govt (rep 31/05/2014), Dahal against budget transfers, UML also unhappy: Fund transfers made only for management purposes: Finance secretary, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 31/05/2014)

Under-spending of capital budget: Govt to hold study to identify root causes (kp 25/05/2014)

Govt to prioritise energy sector (ht 19/05/2014), Budget 2014-15: Govt to focus on infrastructure development, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/05/2014), Budget won’t be populist but realistic, interview with Finance Secretary Yubaraj Bhusal (kp 23/05/2014)

Party leaders yet to clear arrears, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 19/05/2014)

Reallocation of budget gathers momentum (ht 14/05/2014)

Govt, House planning budget session from May 19 (rep 11/05/2014)

Budget within mid June, says Minister Rijal (kp 07/05/2014)

Capital expenditure: Most spending takes place at year-end, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/04/2014)

Vanishing act: The Auditor General’s annual report shouldn’t be dismissed as formality (kp 23/04/2014)

Govt spending miserably low: Smacks of inefficient planning mechanism, ad hoc decisions (ht 17/04/2014), Govt sitting
on cash pile of Rs 86 billion
, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/04/2014)

Govt agencies have Rs 73.2 billion in arrears (rep 12/04/2014)

FinMin asks ministries to rush their programme list (kp 05/04/2014)

Ministry plans new budget a month ahead (kp 01/04/2014)

Capital spending in haste may lead to low-quality work (kp 18/03/2014), Finish construction works by mid-June: FinMin (ht 18/03/2014), Infra dev fund to be set up with unspent budget, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/03/2014)

Capital expenditure reaches 20pc as fiscal year nears end (kp 08/03/2014), Capital expenditure in poor state: Large infrastructure projects fail to spend the allocated budget (ht 08/03/2014), Only Rs 19b of Rs 85b cap expenditure budget spent (kp 15/03/2014), Low spending of state-coffers deprives taxpayers of economic benefits, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/03/2014)

Rs 596b budget ceiling fixed for next FY (kp 07/03/2014), Next fiscal year budget capped at Rs 595.92 bn, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 07/03/2014)

MoF mulls new framework: To ensure timely, proper utilisation of budget (ht 06/03/2014)

Mid-term budget review: Donor-aided projects at slow pace (kp 02/03/2014)

Finance Ministry plans to table early budget (ht 26/02/2014)

Challenges abound as Mahat takes charge of Finance Ministry, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/02/2014), Ministries failing to spend face budget cuts (kp 26/02/2014)

Capital spending at 18pc in first 7 months (kp 24/02/2014)

Govt worried about low recurrent expenditure: Only 42.91 per cent of the total allocation of Rs 353.42 billion spent in first seven months (ht 18/02/2014)

NPC postpones task of fixing budget ceiling (ht 12/02/2014)

FM blames ministries for low capital spending (kp 08/02/2014)

Finance Minister is liberal with state largesse: Long-term impact on state coffers feared, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 30/01/2014)

Govt sitting on Rs 78 bn, capital spending fails to pick up, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 25/01/2014)

FinMin seeks details on project contracts: Ministries had to give an update on status of contract signing by Jan 15, but none has done so (ht 20/01/2014)

Budget ceiling of Rs 600 bn likely for next year (ht 15/01/2014)

Budget ceiling for districts up Rs 17 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/01/2014)

DoR spends just 12.23pc budget (kp 29/12/2013)

Shrouded in secrecy: Public participation in budget is essential for transparency; But most of the process is still beyond public discourse, by Anirudhra Neupane (rep 25/12/2013)

Capital spending below 10 percent: Finance Minister Shankar Koirala, however, said the country is on track to achieve 5.5 percent economic growth target (kp 19/12/2013)

Govt yet to utiliseof capital budget 93pc (ht 10/12/2013)

Budget Approval Process Slow Despite Timely Budget (rep 20/11/2013)

Funds pile up due to slow government spending (kp 28/09/2013)

Govt’s capital spending likely to go up: NPC has already okayed 405 of the 453 top priority projects, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/09/2013)

Finance Ministry all set to launch online monitoring of big projects (16/09/2013)

43pc capital expenditure in last month of FY: ADB (kp 09/09/2013)

About 80pc projects approved: Govt makes improvement in budget implementation process (ht 26/08/2013)

National pride projects allocated Rs 20.98b, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 18/08/2013)

Leaders pile pressure for budget for their areas: Govt yet to publish second part of fiscal book giving details of programmes for district level (ht 07/08/2013)

Budget implementation to be monitored (ht 03/08/2013)

Bring it forward: Budget transparency, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 30/07/2013)

Govt Budget: The Debt Hole, by Debesh Adhikari (sp 26/07/2013)

Education ministry seeks additional budget (ht 22/07/2013)

Minister complains about lack of budget for development of agriculture sector (nn 22/07/2013), Farm budget still too little to attain food self-sufficiency, says Gharti (kp 23/07/2013)

Ambitious and inflationary: New budget, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 20/07/2013)

Govt unveils Rs 517.24 billion full budget:  Focus on energy, agriculture sectors; Rs 16 billion earmarked for CA polls, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2013), Govt announces Rs 517.24-bn full budget: Private sector upbeat; Civil servants biggest beneficiaries; Rs 16 bn earmarked to hold polls, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/07/2013), Social sector budget sees a whopping 40pc increase, by Binod Ghgimire and Manish Gautam (kp 15/07/2013), Energy gets the utmost priority: Govt allocates Rs 30 billion for the sector; Special focus on state-funded hydel projects, by Ashok Thapa (kp 15/07/2013), Agriculture gets Rs 21.40 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/07/2013), Commercialisation of agro sector emphasised, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 15/07/2013), Income tax relief for middle-class families, salaried people (kp 15/07/2013), Budget talks of financial sector dev strategy, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/07/2013), Nothing much for financial sector: No concrete plans, programmes have been mentioned in fiscal policy, by Dikshya Singh (ht 15/07/2013), What experts say (kp 15/07/2013), Corporate Nepal hails the budget, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/07/2013), Failed Economic Projections And Dampened Aspirations, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 15/07/2013), Budget fails to meet demands of tourism sector, by Eliza Manandhar (ht 15/07/2013), Export sector says some expectations have been met (ht 15/07/2013), Former FMs extend conditional support to budget (nn 15/07/2013), Stakeholders all smiles at budget, stress implementation (kp 16/07/2013), Money matters: Programmes in the new budget will require strict implementation (kp 16/07/2013), Supreme Court not satisfied with budget for judiciary (ht 16/07/2013), ‘Biased budget’ riles folks in far-west region (ht 16/07/2013), Finally, a full budget (ht 16/07/2013), Government lays plan to expedite spending (ht 16/07/2013), Budget fails to provide relief to sick firms (ht 16/07/2013), Wait and watch: New budget 2013/14 (rep 16/07/2013), Seeking synergy: New budget is relatively progressive for individual sectors, though it lacks the vision to create synergy, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 17/07/2013), Budget misses programmes for products not included in NTIS list, by Eliza Manandhar (ht 18/07/2013)

Govt to present budget sans ‘populist’ new programmes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/07/2013), Betting the house: The upcoming budget should focus on new policies for mortgage management to create a competitive market from which all can benefit, by Pramesh K.C. (kp 09/07/2013), No major departure in policies and programmes in the budget, interview with finance minister Shankar Prasad Koirala (kp 10/03/2013)

Edu ministry seeks Rs 82b (kp 01/07/2013)

Doing justice to judiciary’s budget  demand not possible: Minister (ht 01/07/2013)

Energy, agri sectors likely to get good slice of budget pie, by Prithvi man Shrestha (kp 29/06/2013)

Budget insufficient for free, compulsory education scheme (ht 27/06/2013)

Former FMs stress on budget implementation (ht 27/06/2013)

Govt needs Rs 32.14 bn to meet revenue target (ht 26/06/2013)

Next budget to be investment friendly, says finance minister (ht 25/06/2013)

Non-political budget: Empowering the grassroots institutions must be the legacy of technocrat budget framers, by Bihari K. Shrestha (nt 21/06/2013)

Beyond the numbers: New budget, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 18/06/2013)

‘Budget needs to help rescue industries’: FM asks entrepreneurs to come up with innovative suggestions to substitute imports (ht 13/06/2013)

Not about size: Fixation on budget size shouldn’t mar the importance of spending it on time (kp 12/06/2013), Budget spending (ht 12/06/2013)

Government sitting on Rs 60b in unspent cash (kp 11/06/2013), Low spending causes state coffers to swell: Only about half of this fiscal year’s budget spent till June 3, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 11/06/2013), Unspent poll budget to betransferred to Peace Fund, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 12/06/2013)

No pet projects in next budget (kp 11/06/2013)

FinMin says budget will focus on energy, infrastructure (kp 10/06/2013), Budget demand crosses Rs 750 billion: Better monitoring mechanism for the output oriented budget implementation sought (ht 10/06/2013), ‘Budget must enhance competitiveness’ (ht 12/06/2013)

Upcoming budget to target six per cent growth: Fiscal policy will focus on expanding economy and inclusive development: FM Koirala (ht 01/06/2013)

Full budget by mid-July: FM (ht 30/05/2013)

Govt sitting on cash pile while banks feel liquidity pinch (kp 25/05/2013)

Budget to focus on productive sectors (ht 14/05/2013), Next budget to focus on energy, agri, infrastructure (kp 14/05/2013), 'Upcoming budget to be focused on rural areas' (nn 16/05/2013), Entrepreneurs seek investment friendly budget: Urge government to bring full-fledged policy for fiscal year 2013-14 to start economic revolution, by Shekhar Regmi (ht 20/05/2013), ‘Budget should focus on employment generation’ (ht 21/05/2013)

Shining a light: Budget transparency, by Krishna Sapkota (rep 13/05/2013)

Ministries’ capital spending below par (kp 12/05/2013)

Govt sitting on cash pile due to slow capital expenditure (kp 30/04/2013)

Farm subsidies and the budget: The incentives seem to be directed more at stirring the credit and insurance sectors than helping farmers, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 19/04/2013)

Nepal is poor in budget transparency: Open Budget Survey 2012 (nn 15/04/2013), Nepal’s performance on budget engagement poor: OBS report suggests strengthening of legislatures,Auditor General in fiscal policy oversight (ht 15/04/2013)

Next budget to be pvt sector friendly: FM (ht 12/04/2013)

Rs 404 billion ‘full budget’ focuses on polls: For the first time, fiscal plan comes in 9th month of FY; Rs 6b, Rs 8b earmarked for elections, security, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Ashok Thapa (kp 10/04/2013), Country finally gets Rs 404 billion full budget: Rs 14 billion set aside for polls: Rs 6 billion for election process, Rs 8 billion for poll security, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 10/04/2013), Policies aim import substitution (kp 10/04/2013), Budget contains no new policy, by Dikshya Singh (ht 10/04/2013), Finance minister justifies budget allocation for CA elections (kp 11/04/2013), Just a continuation (ht 11/04/2013), Budget fails to include capital market (ht 11/04/2013)

Cap expenditure of few ministries too low (kp 09/04/2013)

Govt to bring budget of more than Rs 400b (kp 07/04/2013), Govt to announce 'election oriented' budget today (nn 09/04/2013)

Full budget for this fiscal soon: Finance Minister (kp 01/04/2013)

Towards more clarity: Nepal's slack in Budget openness, by Krishna Sapkota (rep 24/03/2013)

Govt gears up for ‘adjusted budget’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/03/2013), Cap expenditure at 26 percent (kp 21/03/2013))

NPC sets Rs 506b ceiling for budget 2013-14 (kp 08/03/2013)

Full budget ‘must’ if polls are to be heldthis fiscal (kp 23/02/2013)

Government expenditure contracts in first half (kp 22/02/2013)

Without election, chances of next fiscal budget slim, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 11/02/2013)

Nepal not transparent in budgetary process (ht 26/01/2013)

Capital expenditure at 14.92pc: Government spent Rs 7.7 billion till mid-January (ht 21/01/2013), Capital expenditure takes a hit: Govt spends just Rs 7.04b in first six months of FY, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/01/2013)

Ministries record low capital spending (kp 04/01/2014)

Nepal makes progress in gender responsive budget (ht 21/12/2012)

Achieving 5.1 percent growth target a herculean task (kp 22/11/2012), It is just expenditure details, not budget: Dr Mahat (ht 22/11/2012), Industrial sector not satisfied with financial policy: Should have focused more on hydropower, tourism and agriculture (ht 22/11/2012), Pride or prejudice: The annual budget, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 22/11/2012)

Despite the hue ‘n’ cry, budget gets President’s nod, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 21/11/2012), Half year wasted in terms of fiscal policy, by Dikshya Singh (ht 21/11/2012), Biz community seeks a bigger budget , by Bibek Subedi and Ashok Thapa (kp 21/11/2012), Interim public expenditure arrangement passes thru: FinMin not happy with own budget; It will prolong govt life: Oppn, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 21/11/2012), Necessity made prez eat his words, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 21/11/2012), Oppn parties fear further confrontation (kp) [There were enough chances for you to participate but you only wanted boycott!!], NSU demonstrates against govt move (kp 21/11/2012), FNCCI demands full budget on consensus (nn 21/11/2012)

Out of the way: The budget debate, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 12/11/2012)

Goldstein calls for prudent budget: World Bank reiterates support for hydropower (ht 12/11/2012)

MoF ‘ready’ with Rs 458b budget plans: Substantial resources to fresh CA elections, fertiliser import, road expansion plans in KTM, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/11/2012), Govt may take ordinance to Prez today, by Pranab Kharel and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/11/2012), Aide says Prez won’t okay budget sans consensus: ‘Govt activities reminder of Orwell’s Animal Farm’, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 12/11/2012)

Distributive budget hurts poor the most: Helps increase inflation rate not growth, by Dikshya Singh (ht 09/11/2012)

‘Expansionary budget will only fuel inflation’, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 08/11/2012)

FDRA seeks full budget by mid-November (kp 06/11/2012), FDRA for full budget even if it’s without consensus (ht 06/11/2012)

Govt manages funds for compulsory liabilities until mid-November, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/11/2012), Oppn parties not to get involved in budget work (kp 05/11/2012)

NPC raises ceiling to around Rs 450 billion: Cites inflation, addition of new programmes for the upward revision, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/11/2012)

Absence od full budget: Administrative expenses set to take a hit; Government to face shortfall of Rs 7.42 billion for recurrent expenditures (kp 02/11/2012), Experts seek consensus full budget (ht 02/11/2012), Budget at any cost: UCPN (M) (kp 03/11/2012), Lack of consensus delays budget: Absence of full-fledged budget to hit low-income people the most; Has been fixed at Rs 429 billion,but could rise to Rs 450 billion (ht 03/11/2012)

Elusive consensus puts budget in limbo, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 01/11/2012)

Full budget: Parties set to put up another fight, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 29/10/2012), Money for development: Agreement on the budget will set good precedent for economy and politics (kp 30/10/2012), No new budget means no pay for govt staff (kp 30/10/2012), Ruling parties rearing to bring full budget: Opposition warns against any such move (ht 30/10/2012), FNCCI: Don’t make budget political tool (kp 31/10/2012), Govt to hold talks for full budget (kp 31/10/2012), Private sector seeks full-fledged budget (ht 31/10/2012), Budget talks (ht 31/10/2012), Time’s running out: The government and the opposition should stop fooling around and bring a full budget, by Surendra Regmi (kp 31/10/2012), Budget should not be linked to politics, interview with Bishwambher Pyakuryal (rep 31/10/2012), Ruling coalition decides to bring budget ordinance by mid-November (nn 31/10/2012)

Govt fails to spend development budget (ht 22/10/2012)

President consults experts on budget (kp 13/10/2012), President, economists hold budget consultations: Different opinions surface regarding a full-fledged financial policy for remaining fiscal year, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 13/10/2012), Partial budget leaves development works in a fix, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/10/2012)

Bring full budget soon to safeguard growth: IMF (kp 25/09/2012), IMF says delays in adopting full-year budget may 'dampen' investment, growth in Nepal (nn 25/09/2012)

Absence of full budget will hit investment: Private sector (kp 27/07/2012)

Pun brings poll, peace budget, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 16/07/2012), ‘Budget against consensus’: Economists say it failed to address private sector’s concerns (ht 16/07/2012)

Govt set to announce one-third budget by Sunday (nn 14/07/2012)

Culture and heritage to get peanuts from budgetary pie (ht 11/07/2012), Employment will be main focus: PM (ht 11/07/2012)

Prez nod to budget through ordinance, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 09/07/2012)

Taming the Leviathan: New budget, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 08/07/2012)

Preventing economic catastrophe: No alternative to ordinance budget, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 05/07/2012) [!!!!], Oppn petitions prez to block budget: Urges him to do the needful in order to avert conflict, by Prash Acharya (ht) 05/07/2012, Oppn parties urge prez not to endorse budget ordinance (rep 05/07/2012), The buzz over budget: No insult and injury to constitutional propriety and past precedents, please!, by Ram Sharan Mahat, Nepali Congress (kp 06/07/2012), Budget to balloon due to election, new packages: Opposition states expansionary plans will fuel inflation, dearly hurt the poor populace (ht 06/07/2012)

FNCSI submits budget suggestions (ht 05/07/2012)

Joint meeting today to forge consensus on budget (rep 03/07/2012)

Budget to focus on agriculture (ht 02/07/2012)

SC ‘clears way’ for budget unfolding: Responding to a writ, Supreme Court says stay order not needed for the time being (kp 02/07/2012)

Pvt sector spells out wish list for budget 2012-13: Asks govt to prioritise energy, infrastructure, exports, agriculture, employment generation (kp 27/06/2012), FM seeks private sector’s help to bring budget: Asks them to pile pressure on other political parties to agree on common economic agenda (ht 27/06/2012), FNCCI asks government to set date for budget presentation (kp 29/06/2012)

Pun for experts’ panel to look into budget row (kp 23/06/2012), Govt pushing for full budget,NC, UML say consensus first (ht 23/06/2012), ‘Expansionist budget will hurt economy’ (ht 23/06/2012), Full budget after consensus: Pun (kp 25/06/2012)

Govt preparing to bring regular budget: Opposition says ‘only special budget is valid’ (ht 18/06/2012), NC, UML no to full-fledged budget sans political consensus (rep 21/06/2012)

Economists urge small but timely budget (kp 11/06/2012)

Involve citizens in budget formulation process: WB (rep 06/06/2012), ‘Accountability in budget process a must’ (ht 06/06/2012)

Expansionary budget widens rich-poor gap, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 05/06/2012)

Some Tips For Preparing A Budget For FY 2012, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 03/06/2012)

Capital spending revised upward at Rs 38b (rep 30/05/2012)

Next year’s budget through ordinance (kp 29/05/2012), Consult all political forces while formulating budget: PM (rep 31/05/2012), FM moots all-party mechanism for budget formulation (rep 01/06/2012)

Non-budgetary demands soar to Rs 48 billion (kp 25/05/2012)

Finance ministry relaxes capital spending ceiling (rep 22/05/2012)

Size of budget pushes revenue target up: FM commits to bring it in time, expedite capital spending (ht 21/05/2012) [What does this statement mean against the fact that this minister will have to leave within the next days according to the recent Bahun agreement??]

Capital expenditure figures disappointing (kp 22/04/2012)

New budget to be compatible with federal structure (kp 21/04/2012), Budget for 2012-13 to focus on inclusive growth (ht 23/04/2012)

MoI seeks 74pc hike in budget allocation (kp 18/04/2012)

Ministries unable to utilise funds: Only Rs 22.42 bn have been spent out of the total budget of Rs 72.61 bn (ht 06/04/2012)

Agro budget will be doubled next year: PM (kp 10/03/2012)

Reform budget process (rep 08/03/2012)

Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)

Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO)

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