Defence Data Update On Feb 1, 2018


Defence Budget 2018-19
  • Union Budget for the financial year 2018-19, presented by the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in  the  Parliament  on Feb 1 envisaged  a  total  outlay  of  Rs. 24,42,213  crore.
  • Out of this, Rs 2,95,511.41 crore has been earmarked for Defence.
  • This accounts for 12.10 percent of the total Central Government expenditure for the year 2018-19.
  • The allocation of Rs. 2,95,511.41 crore represents a growth of 7.81 percent over Budget Estimates (Rs. 2,74,114.12 crore) and 5.91 percent over Revised Estimates (Rs. 2,79,003.85 crore), respectively for the financial year 2017-18.
  •  Out of Rs. 2,95,511.41 crore allocated for the financial year 2018-19, Rs. 1,95,947.55 crore has been allocated for Revenue (Net) expenditure and Rs. 99,563.86 crore for Capital expenditure for the Defence Services and the Organizations/ Departments under Ministry of Defence.
  • The amount of Rs. 99,563.86 crore, allocated for Capital expenditure, includes modernization related expenditure.
  • The Capital allocation for Ministry of Defence under BE 2018-19 is 33.1 percent of the total Central Government Expenditure on Capital Account, which is Rs 3,00,441 crore.
  • For Defence Pension, which is over and above the outlay mentioned above, an amount of Rs. 1,08,853.30 crore has been provided in BE 2018-19.
  • This is 26.60 percent above the BE 2017-18 of Rs. 85,740 crore and 14.26 percent over RE 2017-18 of Rs. 95,000 crore.
  • The approval for the construction of Sela pass has given further impetus to the Defence preparedness.

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