ISLAMABAD - Executive Director of Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) Mukhtar Ahmad Ali on Sunday said the federal budget 2010-11 had been prepared in a non-participatory and non-consultative manner, as allocations for social sector especially education and health were insufficient amid over 12 percent inflation rate in the country. The Executive Director stated this during a post-budget press conference on Social Sector Allocations, Spending Experiences and Prospects organised by the CPID at the National Press Club. Raising concerns over decision of freezing non-salary current expenditures across the board, he termed them as highly unfair and inefficient. By freezing non-salary current expenditures, the Government has actually further undermined the capacity of various social sectors ministries or institutions such as health, education, women development, environment and police. Citing low taxation, revenue collection ratio and 63 percent indirect taxes in the GDP, he termed the Governments efforts insufficient, as it would increase burden on the poor while the privileged and powerful segments of economy remained exempted from the tax net. He welcomed the increase in total current budget for education division from Rs 628 million to RS 1015 million especially non-salary current expenditures. Similarly, the current budget of Rs 2503 million for Federal Governments educational institutions in the Capital was higher than RS 2282 allocated in 2009-10. This 9.6 percent nominal increase cannot neutralise the impact of inflation. He said that development allocation for 2010-11 was significantly less than 2009-10, especially when the impact of inflation was also visible. He said that the budget for Higher Education Commission (HEC) has been increased from Rs 21.5 billions to RS 23.2 billions with nominal increase of 7.8 percent, which was insignificant in the face of high inflation rate prevailing in the country, adding that the allocation for universities under the HEC has been increased to only 4 percent i.e. from RS 12795 million to RS 13313 million, which was insufficient to meet their educational needs. He said that total RS 5436 million allocated for health sector as against RS 4913 million in 2009-10 with an increase of 10.6 percent, which was also nominal.