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Economic Cell

Economic Cell of the Ministry is headed by the Economic Adviser working under
the supervision of the Principal Adviser. It handles the following areas of work:

  • Nodal Division for matters referred by the Department of Economic
    Affairs, including Notes for Cabinet/ Cabinet Committee/ Committee of
    Secretaries.
  • All matters having a bearing on internal and external economic
    management in the Ministry and reforms in the environment and forest
    sectors.
  • Appraisal of environment friendly proposals related to fiscal incentives
    and recommending appropriate proposals for inclusion in the Union
    Budget.
  • Providing inputs/ material for the Economic Survey.
  • Nodal Division to monitor implementation of specific announcements in
    the Union Budget concerning Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate
    Change.
  • Secretariat for the Sectoral Committee to Review the Release and
    Utilization of the Grants-in-Aid for State Specific Needs recommended by
    the Thirteenth Finance Commission/Fourteenth Finance Commission.
  • Compliance under the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act,
    2003.
  • Parliament Questions on policy matters.