PERT EVENTS

Jul 1998 
 
  • Establishment of PERT as an informal network.   Talk on ‘Public Expenditure and Infrastructure Development’in cooperation with Institution of Valuers (article appeared in Business Line) (K.Venkataraman)
Sep 1998
 
  • Talk on Issues in Public Expenditure – in cooperation with Institute of Economic Education (article appeared in Business Line) (K.Venkataraman)
Nov 1998
 
  • One day Workshop on ‘Efficiency in the Power Sector and Energy Conservation’ – in cooperation with Citizens’ Association for Rights and Responsibilities
Dec 1998
 
  • Presentation of Paper on ‘Issues Related to the Eleventh Finance Commission’ in Workshop held by Madras Institute of Development Studies.  (article appeared in Business Line- K.Venkataraman)
Feb 1999
 
  • Support to National Seminar on Public Expenditure Management and Efficiency organized by the Institute of  Public Enterprises and Public Administration – Keynote address (K.Venkataraman) and talk (A.Rangachari)
  • Article on “Expenditure Management: A Different Approach” in The Hindu (Business Review) (A.Rangachari)
  • Talk on “Prelude to the Budget” in Academy for Promotion of Educational Excellence (APEX) (A.Rangachari)
Apr 1999
 
  • Paper on “Issues before the Eleventh Finance Commission:: the case of Tamil Nadu”, published By Madras Institute of Development Studies (K.Venkataraman)
  • May 1999
  • Submission ofMemorandum to the Eleventh Finance Commission
Jun 1999
 
  • Registration of Public Trust
Jul 1999
 
  • Meeting on “Elections and Public Expenditure”, jointly with Rajaji Centre for Public Affairs (T.N.Seshan, Era  Sezhiyan and B.S.Raghavan)
Aug 1999
 
  • Talk on “Expenditure Management: Trends Abroad and Relevance to India”, Institute of Company Secretaries (A.Rangachari)
  • Talk on “Public Expenditure and Corruption” by N.Vittal (in cooperation with I.I.T)
Nov 1999
 
  • Hearing of PERT by the Eleventh Finance Commission (K.Venkataraman, K.Subramaniam)
Dec 1999
 
  • Participation in Round Table on Panchayati Raj organized by People’s Governance Cell (A.M.Swaminathan)
  • Participation in discussion organized by Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Social Development on ProposalsFor Tamil Nadu Budget (A.M.Swaminathan)
  • Talk on “Public Procurement: Scope for Value Enhancement”, jointly with Institution of Engineers (S. Prithviraj, K.Subramaniam)
Jan 2000
 
  • Talk on “Railway Expenditure”, jointly with Institute of Economic Education and State Bank of India Staff Training College (Rajagopalan and S.S.Narayanan)
  • Co-sponsoring seminar on “Hassle free Urban Development”
  • Article on Fiscal Responsibility Act in Hindu Business Review (A.Rangachari)
  • Brainstorming of Experts on proposed Fiscal Responsibility Act.
Feb 2000
 
  • Talks on “Understanding the Budget” in APEX and MOP Vaishnav College (A.Rangachari, A.M.Swaminathan)
  • Submission of a PERT Statement on Fiscal Responsibility to the Union Finance Secretary
  • Inter-collegiate competition on studies by College students on Public Expenditure; and release of PERT
  • Brochure in Tamil (sponsored by M.K.Muthuvelu) on Domestic Energy Conservation (M.O.P. VaishnavCollege )
  • Talk on “Public Expenditure on Infrastructure” in National Seminar of Institute of Public Enterprises and Public Administration on “Strategy for Infrastructure Development” (K.Venkataraman)
Mar 2000
 
  • Co-sponsoring Discussion on Union Budget with Institute of Economic Education and SBI Staff Training College
Apr 2000
 
  • Publication of Article on ‘Agenda for Expenditure Commission’ (Hindu Business Review) (A. Rangachari)
  • Brainstorming on Agenda for Expenditure Commission, together with Chairman of the Commission
May 2000
 
  • Publication of Article on ‘Fiscal Responsibility Issues’ in the Hindu Business Review (A.Rangachari)
  • Discussion on the Fiscal Provisions of the Constitution (in cooperation with Madras School of Economics) and submission of conclusions to the Constitution Review Commission
  • Publication of Article on Fiscal Provisions of the Constitution in Hindu Business Review (K.Venkataraman)
  • Talks on Fiscal Responsibility in the Rajaji Centre for Public Affairs (K.Venkataraman, A.Rangachari)
  • Brochure in English on Energy Conservation for Domestic Consumers (sponsored by Philips)
Jun 2000
 
  • Article on ‘Changing Role of Government Accounting’ in Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants Golden Jubilee Special Publication “Marching Through Knowledge Era” (A. Rangachari)
  • Lectures in Anna Institute of Management on ‘The Fiscal Scene’ (K.Venkataraman) and ‘Finances of the Government of India’ (A. Rangachari)
  • Communication to Cabinet Secretary on Downsizing government
  • Address on ‘Primary Education: Public Expenditure Issues’ by Dr.K.Venkatasubramanian, Member, UnionPlanning Commission
Jul 2000
 
  • Discussion on “Opinion formation on Public Expenditure” (in cooperation with Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Madras)
  • Discussion on ‘Matching resources and responsibilities: Role of State Finance Commissions’ (in cooperationwith Madras School of Economics and Satyamurti Centre for Democratic Studies
  • Inter-collegiate debate on ‘Free Telephones for Telecom Employees’, M.O.P.Vaishnav College for Women8 colleges, 40 speakers)
Aug 2000
 
  • Talk on Report of the Eleventh Finance Commission (P.R.Brahmananda)Interaction with College Faculties in Chennai on study and dissemination of public expenditure issues
Sep 2000
 
  • Distribution of brochure on energy conservation for domestic consumers at Lady Sivaswamy School, Mylapore
Jan 2001
 
  • Meeting of PERT experts on Fiscal Responsibility Bill and communication of views to policy makers         Citizens’   Meeting on Budget Expectations (in cooperation with Rajaji Centre for Public Affairs and Institute Of Economic Education
Feb 2001
 
  • Addresses to National Seminar on Planning organized by the Institute of Public Enterprises and Public Administration (K.Venkataraman and B.S.Raghavan)
  • Chairing technical session on ‘Fiscal Deficit: A Nagging  Problem’ in one day National Seminar on a Decade of Reform organized by Indian Liberal Group, T.N.Chapter at M.O.P.Vaishnav College (A.Rangachari)
  • Talk on ‘Emerging Power Scenario: Role of Independent Power Producers’ in cooperation with Indian Institution of Engineers , T.N. Centre (S.R.Krishnamuurthy);
  • PERT pamphlet on Energy Conservation included in website of Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission.
Mar 2001
 
  • Keynote address on Fiscal Responsibility in National Seminar on Reforms organized by KARMA in Calicut  (K.Venkataraman);
  • Discussion on Budget 2001-2, in cooperation with Institute of Economic Education and State bank of India Staff Training College and poster competition on Budget (S.Radhakrishnan)
  • Release of PERT pamphlet (sponsored by Parrys) on Rainwater Harvesting, in cooperation with Consumer Council, Chennai.
Jun 2001
 
  • First Issue of PERTNET News (newsletter)
Aug 2001
 
  • Meeting of PERT experts on ‘Crisis in States’ Finances’ in Madras School of Economics
Nov 2001
 
  • Meeting on ‘Public Expenditure: New Perspectives through Women’s Participation’ in Cooperation with MOP Vaishnav College for Women
Dec 2001
 
  • Participation in Citizens’ Meet on T.N. Govt. White Paper organized by Catalyst Trust (4 PERT Trustees)
  • Meeting of PERT experts on a ‘Fiscal Responsibility Index’ in Tamil Nadu Electricity reulatory Commission premises
  • Article in Hindu Business Review on Fiscal Responsibility Index (A. Rangachari)
  • Article in Hindu Business Review on ‘The Budget – Some Reminders’ (A.Rangachari)
Jan 2002
 
  • Participation in Catalyst Trust working group on T.N. White Paper (3 PERT Trustees)
  • Article in Hindu Business Review on ‘Budget- Time for Action (A.Rangachari)
  • Meeting on ‘Budget 2002-3’ by Rajaji Centre, Institute for Economic Education and PERT
  • Meeting of PERT experts on ‘An agenda for the Staff and Expenditure Reforms Commission’ in premises of
  • Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Meeting on ‘Public Expenditure: The Management Perspective’ in cooperation with the Madras Management Association
  • Release of PERT book ‘Public Expenditure: A Rising Challenge’
Feb-Mar 02
 
  • Participation in Catalyst Trust’s Working Group and Citizens’ Meeting on T.N. Finances

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