Avalokana Software

The Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yediyurappa, has launched the Avalokana software with the purpose of accessing the data on expenditures and sanctions incurred by 39 departments on 1,800 programmes.

About Avalokana Software

  • The software is a transparent e-governance tool that has been launched in order to get the Assembly constituency wise release of the government grants and allocations to different government programmes.
  • The software will also help the government in taking decision on releasing funds based on the expenditure incurred by the department.
  • The software will further increase the government to hold over resources.
  • It also focuses on the scheduled caste sub plan, tribal sub plan, sustainable development goals and centrally sponsored scheme.

Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS)

CSS are implemented by the state governments but are funded by the Central Government and State Government mutually. However, the larger share is provided by the central government.

Background

The practice of providing the central assistance to the states so as to provide the financial development schemes is not new. This system is in practice even before the Five-Year plans of India.

Five-year Plans of India

The Indian Economy works on the concept of Planning since the 1947. Earlier this plan was carried through the Five-Year Plans which was developed, executed, and monitored by the Planning Commission. The planning commission was into force from1951 to 2014. In the year 2014, the NITI Aayog was established which is carrying forward the objectives of the Planning commission.

NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog was established in the year 2015. The prime minister is the ex-officio chairman of the body. NITI is the acronym for the “National Institute for Transforming India.