Union Budget 2023: Experts don't expect surprises in social sector outlay

While experts believe that provision for various social schemes may go up, the sector is unlikely to see any major announcements

Barkha Mathur New Delhi

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The upcoming Union Budget 2023 is unlikely to bring any major changes in social sector schemes. According to experts, while the budgetary provisions for various schemes and programmes under the social sector will increase, as part of the accounting process, this sector may not see any big announcements. Here are some of the tweaks experts expect for the social sector in Budget 2023.

Pensions for the informal sector

National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), which includes old age pension, widow pension, pension for the disabled, National Family Benefit Scheme and Annapurna programme, aims to provide social assistance benefits to poor households. However, the government has not revised the assistance amount since 1995, when the programme was started.


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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 8:15 AM IST

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