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9th edition of Government status paper on Debt

9th edition of Government status paper on Debt

The Ninth Edition of the Status Paper on the Government Debt was released by the Central Government on 22 May 2020. The status paper provides a detailed analysis of the Overall Debt Position of the Indian Government.

Key Points:

  • The Government of India has been bringing-out a Status Paper on the Debt of Government since the fiscal year 2010-2011.
  • The document is released to provide an improvement in transparency and openness by providing a detailed account of debt operations during the year.
  • The document covers detailed information about the financing operations of the fiscal deficit of the Central Government during the year 2018-19.
  • The Debt Portfolio of the Government is characterised by a judicious risk profile and the Government’s primary resort to borrowings linked with markets for financing its fiscal deficit.
  • Analysis of conventional indicators of debt sustainability, like, Debt/GDP ratio, shares of short-term Debt/ External Debt/ FRBs in total debt, interest payment to revenue receipts, is done in the document in a comprehensive manner.
  • Moreover, the document also contains the Debt Management Strategy for guiding the borrowing plan of the Government of India for the financial years from 2019-2020 to 2021-2022.

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