Who sets the priorities for funding? | India Who sets the priorities for funding? | India

06 Jul 2022

The previous description clearly indicates that priority setting itself is a complex exercise and depends on the central government, the states, and also on the NITI Aayog. There are programmes that are centrally sponsored, but responsibility for implementation lies with the states. The states also set their priorities and implement several programmes where the Centre does not play any role. However, since the states depend on the central budget allocation for much of their funding, ultimately, the total amount of funding for the health sector –which comes from the states’ own revenues and central transfers – does affect how the priorities get implemented.