Public Administration Answer Writing Practice 2018 - Week 11 - Question 5

90 Days Public Administration Answer Writing Practice Question 1 for 25-Jan-2019

Instructions for Writing Answer

1. Write your answers in the comment section.

2. Experts will provide their feedback in reply.

3. Model Answers will be uploaded on this page the next day.

4. Rectify your mistakes and progress further.

5. All the Best.

23-Jan-2019 - Question 1

"There can be no performance auditig without performance budgeting." Elucidate (2017)

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Model Answer

Answers should include the following :

Introduction- Few lines regarding Performance budgeting and performance auditing Body - Performance auditing and performance budgeting and how both are interlinked. And few examples


Some few points for references

The efficiency and effectiveness of resource utilisation by the government is ensured by the tools of auditing and budgeting.  Budgeting is the process of estimating the revenue and expenditure of the government.

Performance audit reviews management of an organization or program and whether it is achieving its objectives effectively, economically and efficiently. Sometimes called “Value for money” audits, they advise whether the value is received for the money being spent. The evolution of the utilisation of resources against the goal achieved.

Performance budgeting refers to the budgeting mechanism where financial resources are allocated by linking them to outputs.  Strategies to achieve the desired outcomes and the unit cost of activities is also defined elaborately. It presents a comprehensive picture of what has been the result of the funds allocated.

Performance auditing can only take place when we know the inputs expected outputs, strategies used and unit cost of each activity. Which was laid down through the performance budget. In case of absence of such targets (or parameters) the evaluation of the policy or programmes is elusive. The Performance auditing is evolution fo outcome which is only possible if the target is pre-defined through the performance budget.

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