Workshop on gender budgeting on Feb 7-8

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New Delhi, Feb 6: To sensitise the government officials about the gender responsive budgeting, the Ministry of Women and Child Development is organising a two-day workshop from Feburary 7 for senior officials of various Central Ministries.

The residential workshop being orgnaised at Kuchesar, District Bulandshehar of Uttar Pradesh will be attended by the officials of 35 Ministries. The objective is to sensitise senior officials to the needs and realities of women at the grassroots level.

The government has already set up gender budgeting cells in 35 Ministries to ensure a gender perspective at various stages like programme and policy formulation, review of extant policies and guidelines, reprioritisation and allocation of resources.

The workshop would make assessment of needs of target groups and impact of the gender budgeting so far. Case studies and feedback on the initiative and future plan of action will also be deliberated upon.

The Ministry has taken number of initiatives to use gender budgeting as a tool for empowerment of women. It has adopted 'budgeting for gender equity' as a Mission Statement. A strategic framework of activities to implement this mission has been framed and disseminated across all departments of the Central Government.

The Ministry of finance has also mandated all Ministries to establish Gender Budgeting cells and has issued a Gender charter for the same.

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