Development, growth and Changing patterns of Public Expenditure on education in India


Ahmed Gbenga

The paper examines the level, trends, growth and intra-sect oral allocation of Public expenditure on education. Finding indicates that quantum of public expenditure on education has increased significantly since 2001, But still the actual amount of money spend on education sector is less than the required amount. The paper explores the trends of public expenditure on education, like, trends on planned and Non planned expenditure, trends on Revenue and Capital expenditure. The paper also throws light on trends in intra sect oral allocation of public expenditure i.e. expenditure on primary, secondary, higher education and technical education. Trends also found in expenditure incurred by State government and central government. Analysis shows that percentage share of State government expenditure on education has decline and the share of central government has increased. Some Trends has also been found in planned and non planned expenditure on education. Share of former has increased and share of later has decline. No major trends have been found on Revenue and capital account expenditure. Capital account expenditure is meager amount of the total expenditure.


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