Ministry of Finance:
Final stage of Union Budget 2021-22 commences with Halwa Ceremony
Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launches “Union Budget Mobile App” to provide easy and quick access to Union Budget information to all stakeholders
At Halwa Ceremony, FM was accompanied by MoS Shri @Anurag Thakur; Finance Secretary & Secretary Revenue; Secretary Expenditure; Secretary Economic Affairs, Secretary DIPAM; Secretary Financial Services; CEA, Additional Secretary (Budget) & other officials of the Ministry.
Chairmen, CBDT & CBIC, besides others officers and staff of the Ministry of Finance, involved in the Budget preparation and compilation process, were also present on the occasion.
On the occasion, Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman also launched the “Union Budget Mobile App” for hassle-free access of Budget documents by Members of Parliament (MPs) and the general public using the simplest form of digital convenience.
In this unprecedented initiative, Union Budget 2021-22 will be delivered in paperless form for the first time. The Union Budget 2021-22 is to be presented on 1st February, 2021.
The mobile App facilitates complete access to 14 Union Budget documents, including the Annual Financial Statement (commonly known as Budget), Demand for Grants (DG), Finance Bill etc. as prescribed by the Constitution.
The App has a user-friendly interface with embedded features of downloading, printing, search, zoom in and out, bidirectional scrolling, table of contents and external links, etc. It is bilingual (English & Hindi) and will be available on both Android and iOS platforms.
The App can also be downloaded from the Union Budget Web Portal (http://indiabudget.gov.in).
The App has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the guidance of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).
The Budget documents will be available on the Mobile App after the completion of the Budget Speech by the Finance Minister in Parliament on 1st February, 2021.