“Samarthan considers Budget to be the true policy of any government. All assurances, all schemes, all programmes become meaningless if there is no financial provision for the same in budget. With a view to strengthen advocacy efforts over various issues concerning marginalised an initiative to analyse state budget was taken up.
Samarthan has all the budgetary documents since year 2003, that are tabled in the Legislature.
Samarthan prepares analytical reports after the budget is presented in the Legislature
General Discussion on budget takes place in both the houses of Legislature after 4 to 5 days from the day budget is presented. Samarthan produces a report before that. The report contains trend analysis of various economical aspects, such as deficit, debt, developmental &non developmental expenditure, etc.
Department wise discussion follows the general discussion. Budgets of selected departments are discussed in Assembly. Samarthan produces reports based on trend analysis of expenditure over the concerned department, performance of various schemes by the department and other issues concerned with the department.
Throughout the year Samarthan utilises this analysis through various legislative devices demanding clarifications, ensuring assurances from government.