NEW DELHI: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will propose the Union Budget for FY23 in a paperless format to Parliament on February 1st, as she did last year.
After it is tabled in Parliament, the Budget will be available on a bilingual mobile app, allowing all stakeholders easy access. The app would give users full access to 14 Union Budget papers, including the Budget Speech, Annual Financial Statement, Demand for Grants, and Finance Bill.
For the first time, the Union Budget was given in a paperless format last year. The Union Budget Mobile App was also launched to provide Members of Parliament and the general public with easy access to Budget papers.
In the meantime, the Finance Ministry announced in a statement that, because to the Covid situation, instead of the traditional 'Halwa ceremony,' sweets were given to the key personnel who were scheduled to undergo a 'lock-in' at their offices in order to safeguard the financial document's secrecy.