Bibek Debroy calls for reprioritisation of public expenditure on health, decentralisation

by Nidhi Bhati

Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Council Bibek Debroy has called for reprioritisation of public expenditure on health as well as decentralisation in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Stating that there is heterogeneity of governance in India, Debroy emphasised on the importance of decentralising indicators. The Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) secretary Pravin Srivastava added that the traditional data collection mechanisms will face challenges and adapt to the situation. To improve data quality, a generalised survey solution for more intelligent data capturing using mobile devices, e-Sigma, is being launched and it will be augmented by telephonic and web-based interviews.

References
1. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/reallocation-of-public-spends-on-health-decentralisation-required-bibek-debroy/articleshow/76684873.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate (30-DAY MVG. AVG.)
Per cent
7.1 -1.9
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
53.7 -0.3
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
55.4 -0.5
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
51.1 0.0
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
New projects 3.80 0.83 1.05 0.86
Completed projects 1.77 0.25 0.72 0.58
Stalled projects 0.73 0.11 0.08 0.30
Revived projects 0.42 0.68 0.36 0.09
Implementation stalled projects 10.18 0.09 0.07 0.12
Updated on: 23 Jan 2021 8:28PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
All listed Companies
 Income -5.0 -27.6 -6.2 1.4
 Expenses -1.9 -27.9 -10.1 -8.5
 Net profit -48.9 -40.3 45.3 185.3
 PAT margin (%) 2.3 5.3 8.3 16.7
 Count of Cos. 4,358 4,351 4,316 257
Non-financial Companies
 Income -9.0 -37.4 -10.4 -0.7
 Expenses -4.9 -37.6 -14.0 -4.0
 Net profit -50.1 -55.8 29.9 39.2
 PAT margin (%) 3.2 4.5 8.0 17.2
 Net fixed assets 13.3 5.9
 Current assets 3.6 0.8
 Current liabilities 6.2 -2.8
 Borrowings 15.8 8.1
 Reserves & surplus 1.3 4.5
 Count of Cos. 3,244 3,241 3,222 185
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 23 Jan 2021 8:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY18 FY19 FY20
All Companies
 Income 8.4 13.5 0.3
 Expenses 9.9 13.8 0.5
 Net profit -41.4 18.5 -11.8
 PAT margin (%) 1.9 2.2 3.8
 Assets 10.9 9.5 9.3
 Net worth 7.4 8.5 4.7
 RONW (%) 3.4 4.0 5.5
 Count of Cos. 29,431 28,732 9,883
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.6 14.1 -2.6
 Expenses 8.8 14.3 -1.8
 Net profit -10.1 22.6 -24.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.7 3.0 3.9
 Net fixed assets 7.2 5.5 12.4
 Net worth 6.0 8.2 1.7
 RONW (%) 5.6 6.6 6.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 1.0 0.8
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.3 2.6
 Net working capital cycle (days) 77 70 59
 Count of Cos. 23,809 23,199 7,312
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 Jan 2021 2:19PM