Meaning of Public Expenditure
Public Expenditure refers to Government Expenditure. It is incurred by Central and State Governments. The Public Expenditure is incurred on various activities for the welfare of the people and also for the economic development, especially in developing countries. In other words The Expenditure incurred by Public authorities like Central, State and local governments to satisfy the collective social wants of the people is known as public expenditure.
Objectives of Public Expenditure:
The major objectives of public expenditure are
a) Administration of law and order and justice.
b) Maintenance of police force.
c) Maintenance of army and provision for defence goods.
d) Maintenance of diplomats in foreign countries.
e) Public Administration.
f) Servicing of public debt.
g) Development of industries.
h) Development of transport and communication.
i) Provision for public health.
j) Creation of social goods.