An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


Ongoing projects

Transparency Audit for the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance

  • Start date June, 2023
  • Completion date Dec., 2023
  • Sponsor Assigned by the Central Information Commission, Government of India
  • Project leader Sacchidananda Mukherjee
  • Consultants/Other authors Shivani Badola
  • Focus
    Section 4(1) of the RTI Act, 2005, requires every public authority to make suo moto disclosure of information of the nature listed under sub-section (1)(b). The Departments are also required to analyse information which is sought most often by RTI applicants and provide it on their website as suo moto disclosure. In pursuance of this provision, DOPT has further directed that each Ministry/ Public Authority should get its proactive disclosure package audited by a third party every year from the respective training institutes under each Ministry/ Department/ Public Authority and submit the findings to the Chief Information Commission (CIC). NIPFP has been assigned by the CIC to conduct third party audits of 78 Public Authorities under the Department of Revenue, MoF, GoI. So far, NIPFP has completed the assignment for 2019-20, and since it would be an annual affair, NIPFP will carry on the work for the coming years 2021-22. NIPFP has taken up the work as an autonomous Institute of the Department of Revenue, MoF, GoI, without any additional payment/ fee etc.

Impact of frequent elections on implementation of schemes and projects

  • Start date Aug., 2023
  • Completion date Feb., 2024
  • Sponsor DOE, Ministry of Finance
  • Project leader A N Jha
  • Other faculty Malvika Mahesh, Rolly Kukreja
  • Focus

    To what extent do frequent elections impact the implementation of projects and schemes? Can these be quantified to ascertain the likely “loss” for the country? The study aims to assess the impact of frequent elections on the implementation of ongoing schemes. The implementation of the MCC and its undeniable impact on policy actions and freeze on any type of new or fresh expenditures. Simultaneously, the induction of a very large number of government staff for election duty impact both normal revenue collections and implementation of on-going programmes and schemes. Impending electoral calendar may also tempt ruling dispensation to announce programmes, schemes and subsidies and or tax waivers or concessions designed to influence voters. These programmes could be part of the budgetary announcements or post budget announcements in an election year. Resources for these could be found by implicit reduction in some other expenditure allocations. Impending electoral calendar may lead to an expenditure spree not matched by related outputs or outcomes to favour chosen areas and agents

Preparation of Report on Study undertaken on State PSUs of Tripura

  • Start date Feb., 2024
  • Completion date Sept., 2024
  • Sponsor Finance Department, Government of Tripura
  • Project leader Rudrani Bhattacharya, Sacchidananda Mukherjee and R. Kavita Rao

Study Emerging Issues in State Finances submitted to FCDO

  • Start date Sept., 2023
  • Completion date March, 2024
  • Sponsor FCDO, British High Commission
  • Project leader A.N. Jha, Sacchidananda Mukherjee, Radhika Pandey, Rudrani Bhattacharya, H.K. Amarnath, Manish Gupta, R. Kavita Rao

Study on Estimation of State Domestic Product of Karnataka

  • Start date Nov., 2023
  • Completion date May, 2024
  • Sponsor Government of Karnataka
  • Project leader Amey Sapre