07/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 05:37
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has made consistent efforts to support the institutionalization of Gender Budgeting (GB) at the State/UT level. So far, 27 States/UTs have adopted Gender Budgeting and have taken various steps to address gender gaps and advance gender equality. These steps inter-alia include identification of a nodal Department for Gender Budgeting, constitution of Gender Budgeting Cells, formulation of State Women/Girls Policy, creation of Gender Data Bank and adding Gender Budget Statement in the State Budget.
The Ministry has developed a handbook for Gender Budgeting to further strengthen the process of institutionalizing gender mechanisms across sectors and across all levels of governance. The Ministry also provides financial support to Government training institutions for capacity building of Government officials to enhance Gender Budgeting at the State/UT level. Additionally, 21 States/UTs have established designated State Nodal Centres for sustained capacity building efforts on Gender Budgeting.
This information was given by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.