Union Budget Mobile App: This time the annual Union Budget 2023-24 will be released as usual on February 1, which will be presented by the country’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman through Parliament.
Underscoring the Digital India government’s efforts, the paperless budget will be presented this year like the last two years, and the information was given by the finance ministry itself on January 25.
In a post made through its official Twitter account, the Ministry of Finance said;
“Like the last two Union Budgets, the 2023-24 Union Budget will also be delivered paperless. The Union Budget 2023-24 will be presented on February 1, 2023.
Remind you that the last two budgets 2021-22 and 2022-23 were released paperless only in PDF and official app.
In fact, paperless budgeting was introduced from 2021, when this historic step was taken in view of the health risks arising from cross-contact due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the finance ministry has also clarified that the budget document will be available on both Android and Apple iOS platforms on February 1, 2023, soon after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman concludes her budget speech in Parliament. ‘Budget will be made available on mobile. App’ (Union Budget Mobile App).
However, this app can also be downloaded from the Union Budget web portal (www.Indiabudget.Gov.In).
Union Budget Mobile App: Why is this app special?
With this app, you can even search, download and print budget documents. There is also a table of contents and related links to make it easier for you
This app is bilingual i.e. available in both Hindi and English languages. Along with Budget 2023, it will consist of fourteen Union Budget documents, including annual financial statements, grant demands and money bills.
The budget documents will be available on “Union Budget Mobile App” on both Android and Apple OS platforms after the completion of the Finance Minister’s budget speech in Parliament on 1st February, 2023. (3/4)
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) January 25, 2023
As per tradition, the ‘halwa ceremony’ marking the final phase of budget preparation will be held on January 26 at the Union Finance Ministry headquarters in North Block (New Delhi).
Generally, the function is attended by the Union Finance Minister, Minister of State and all senior officials working in the Ministry of Finance.
Obviously, all sectors have expectations from the upcoming new budget, especially the expansion of PLI scheme in the manufacturing sector and projections like tax exemptions for individuals are also in the headlines. It becomes more interesting as it is the last full budget of the current tenure of the government.